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 colts.com/highschoolfootball.