Monroe Central's John Hochstetler Named Ninth 2020 'Coach Of The Week' 

John Hochstetler of Monroe Central 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.

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Indianapolis – John Hochstetler of Monroe Central 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.

Hochstetler was nominated and selected for the award after his Class 1A, No. 9-ranked Golden Bears won their fourth straight game by defeating Class 2A Shenandoah 28-7. With the win, Monroe Central claims the Mid-Eastern Conference championship for the first time since 2016.

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

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RegionCoach/School
1Brad Seiss – Merrillville
2Matt Thacker – Fairfield
3Josh Gerber – Norwell
4John Hendryx – Winamac
6Jayme Comer – Danville
7Ott Hurrle – Indps. Scecina Memorial
8Kyle Ralph – New Palestine
9Scott Buening – Southridge
10Rick Zimmerman – South Decatur

This season marks the 21st 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 commemorative plaque. What's more, Anthem will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school's athletic fund, as well as a donation of about 2,000 meals to a food shelter of the coach's choice.

For more information, visit Colts.com/HighSchoolFootball.

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