Will Patterson of Lawrence Central High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, presented by Corteva Agriscience, headquartered in Indianapolis, the Colts announced today.
The Class 6A unranked Bears (4-5) defeated 6A-No.10 Carmel (5-4) at home 21-17. The Bears' win over Carmel was their first over the Greyhounds since 1974.
The following coaches also were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 9:
Region 1: Dan Kukulski - Boone Grove
Region 2: Bart Curtis - Warsaw
Region 3: Monte Mawhorter - West Noble
Region 4: Mike Johnson - Logansport
Region 5: Jon Kirschner - Hamilton Heights
Region 6: Brian Dugger - Martinsville
Region 8: Ryan Cole - Centerville
Region 9: Jason Lowe - Spring Valley
Region 10: Daniel McDonald - Providence
This season marks the 24th 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, as well as a commemorative plaque. What's more, Corteva Agriscience will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school's athletic fund.