Indianapolis – Pat Mallory of Lawrence North High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Indianapolis Colts said today.
Mallory was nominated and selected for the award after leading his Wildcats to a 14-7 victory over rival Lawrence Central. Lawrence North's win ended Lawrence Central's 13 game win streak over the Wildcats.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 10:
- Region 1: Brad Seiss – Merrillville
- Region 2: Mike Davidson – Mishawaka Marian
- Region 3: Doug Dinan – Fort Wayne Carroll
- Region 4: Chris Meeks – Rensselaer Central
- Region 5: Brandon Baker – Northfield
- Region 6: Justin Pelley – Western Boone
- Region 8:Jake Gilbert – Westfield
- Region 9: Todd Wilkerson – Heritage Hills
- Region 10: Ryan Knigga – Lawrenceburg
This season marks the 20th year the Colts are recognizing outstanding high school football coaches throughout the state. 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 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 will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school's athletic fund.
For more information, visit Colts.com/HighSchoolFootball.