Indianapolis – John Barron of John Glenn High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, presented by CenterPoint Energy, the Indianapolis Colts announced today.
Barron was nominated and selected for the award after his Falcons improved to 3-0 with a hard-fought 8-3 victory over South Bend Saint Joseph. The Falcons are 3-0 for the first time since 1990.
The following coaches also were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 3:
Region 1: Craig Buzea, Crown Point
Region 3: Monte Mawhorter, West Noble
Region 4: Marc Hall, West Central
Region 5: Brady Turner, Madison-Grant
Region 6: Rob Gibson, Owen Valley
Region 7: Brandon Winters, Beech Grove
Region 8: Ryan Lynch, Connersville
Region 9: Scott Buening, Southridge
Region 10: Neil Dittmer, Paoli
This season marks the 23rd year the Colts are recognizing outstanding high school football coaches throughout Indiana. Each week following a high school football weekend, one coach will be announced as the honoree.
All high school head coaches in the state are eligible regardless of their school size, league, or division. Coaches are evaluated on various factors including the coach's impact on the team, school, and community, as well as the team's performance. The honorees are selected by a panel of football media, former athletic directors, and other football representatives from across the state.
At the conclusion of the high school season, each winning coach will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation and a commemorative plaque. Additionally, CenterPoint Energy will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school's athletic fund.