Mark Brown of Carroll High School Named Nineth Coach of the Week for 2016

Mark Brown of Carroll High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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Coach Brown was nominated and selected for this award after defeating Sheridan High School, 41-14. The victory earned them the Hoosier Heartland Conference title and capped off an undefeated regular season, their first since 1996.

The 2016 season marks the seventeenth year the Indianapolis Colts will be recognizing outstanding Indiana High School football coaches through the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

All high school head coaches in the state of Indiana 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 high school football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from all regions of the state.

Each Monday, following a high school football game weekend, one head coach will be announced. At the conclusion of the high school football season, each winning coach will receive a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson and Colts Youth Football Commissioner Mike Prior, as well as a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation. In addition, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will contribute $1,000 for the school's athletic fund.

The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 9:

Region 1 - Darren Rodriguez - Portage Region 6 - Pat Echeverria - Zionsville
Region 2 – Andy Dorrel – Culver Academy Region 7 - Larry McWhorter - Covenant
Region 3 – Kurt Tippmann -Snider Region 8 – Eric Moore – Center Grove
Region 4 – WINNER Region 9 - Nick Hart – Gibson Southern
Region 5 – John Hochstetler – Monroe Central Region 10 - Steve Stirn – North Decatur

For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Coach Brown is also available for questions/comments at 574-320-270. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/highschoolfootball.

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