Rick Wimmer of Fishers High School Named Seventh Coach of the Week for 2016

Rick Wimmer of Fishers 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 Wimmer was nominated and selected for this award after defeating Class 6A No. 3 Cathedral, 27-17. The Tigers took down the Irish on the heels of a solid defensive effort, causing three turnovers in the game.

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 7:

Region 1 – Ryan Turley – Hobart Region 6 – Greg Barrett – North Putnam
Region 2 – Reggie Glon – Marian Region 7 – Orlando Lowry – Park Tudor
Region 3 – Jim Rowland – New Haven Region 8 – WINNER
Region 4 – Mark Brown – Carroll Region 9 – Andy Owen – Central
Region 5 – Curt Funk – Mississinewa Region 10 – Phillip Bowsman – West Washington

For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Rick Wimmer is also available for questions/comments at 317-796-8709. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/highschoolfootball.

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