Shane Fry of West Lafayette High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Fry was selected to this honor for his efforts in leading the Class 3A No. 4 West Lafayette Red Devils to a 5-0 start in his first year as head football coach. On Friday night, they went on the road to take on a tough Tipton team, defeating them 34-10.
Coach Fry is off to a great start in his first season leading the Red Devils football program. Fry has not only lead them to a 5-0 start, but has done so in impressive fashion, averaging 43 points per game on offense while allowing just 10.6 points per game on defense. West Lafayette will have another big test this Friday as they take on an unbeaten Rensselaer Central team.
The 2013 season marks the fourteenth 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 5:
Region 1- Phil Mason – Andrean
Region 6- Brian Crabtree – North Vermillion
Region 2- Russ Radtke- New Prairie
Region 7- Tim Able – Triton Central
Region 3 - Chris Svarczkopf – Bishop Dwenger
Region 8- Kyle Ralph – New Palestine
Region 4 – Winner
Region 9- Scott Buening - Southridge
Region 5 – Mark Hartman - Maconaquah
Region 10- Brian Glesing – Floyd Central
For more information, please contact Phil Andrews of the Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5322. Shane Fry is also available for questions/comments at 765-490-1810. Additional information on the program may be found at Colts.com/MyIndianaFootball