Indianapolis – John Hendryx of Knox Community High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Indianapolis Colts officials announced today.
Hendryx was nominated and selected for the award after earning his 200th career win as a head coach by besting his alma mater this past Friday, as Knox defeated Winamac High School 27-6.
The 2018 season marks the 19th year the Colts will recognize outstanding Indiana high school football coaches through this program.
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 his team, school and community, as well as performance of the team. The honorees are selected by a panel of football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from across the state.
Each Monday, following a high school football game weekend, one head coach will be announced as the honoree. At the conclusion of the high school season, each winning coach will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation, as well as a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Colts general manager Chris Ballard, head coach Frank Reich and youth football commissioner Mike Prior. What's more, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school's athletic fund.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 1:
|Region 1||Brad Seiss - Merrillville|
|Region 3||Kyle Lindsay – F.W. Bishop Luers|
|Region 4||Shane Fry - West Lafayette|
|Region 5||Austin Colby - Maconaquah|
|Region 6||Steve Spinks - Cascade|
|Region 7||Brandon Winters - Southport|
|Region 8||Adam Morris - Hamilton Southeastern|
|Region 9||Trent Fine - North Daviess|
|Region 10||Mark Williamson - North Harrison|
For more information, contact Andy Matis of Colts Youth Football at (317) 808-5322. For more information, visit Colts.com/HighSchoolFootball.