Mike Gillin of Indian Creek High School Named Third Coach of the Week for 2016

Mike Gillin of Indian Creek High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


Coach Gillin was nominated and selected for this award after defeating Owen Valley 13-7. This victory marks the 300th win overall for Coach Gillin, one of only eight head football coaches in the state to achieve this feat.

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 3:

Region 1 - Dave Sharpe - LaPorte Region 6 - Brian Oliver – Linton Stockton
Region 2 – Josh Ekovich - Wawasee Region 7 - Rick Streiff - Cathedral
Region 3 – Chris DePew - Garrett Region 8 – Jason Simmons - Noblesville
Region 4 – Jim Davis – North White Region 9 - Cory Brunson - Harrison
Region 5 – Mark Lefebvre – North Miami Region 10 - WINNER

For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Mike Gillin is also available for questions/comments at 317-514-1196. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/highschoolfootball

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