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Pete Koulianos of Hanover Central High School Named Sixth Coach of the Week for 2016

Pete Koulianos of Hanover Central High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.


Coach Koulianos was nominated and selected for this award after defeating Class 2A No. 3 and defending state champion Whiting, 21-0. The Wildcats are off to a 6-0 start this season, the best start for the program since being reinstated in 2014 after a 43 year interlude.

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 6:

Region 1 – WINNER Region 6 – Chris Coll – Tri-West
Region 2 – Phil Jensen – Warsaw Region 7 – Mark Weller – Beech Grove
Region 3 – Tim Mannigel – Concordia Lutheran Region 8 – Patrick Parks – Shelbyville
Region 4 – Kevin O'Shea – Central Catholic Region 9 – Mike Goebel – Mater Dei
Region 5 – Aaron Tolle – Tipton Region 10 – Josh Shattuck – Seymour

For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Pete Koulianos is also available for questions/comments at 219-218-8117. Additional information on the program may be found at

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