Indianapolis – David Papenhaus of Silver Creek 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.
Papenhaus was nominated and selected for the award after leading his Dragons to a victory over Class 3A, No. 15-ranked Brownstown Central, 42-14. With the win, the Class 4A, No. 10-ranked Dragons (8-0) earned the school's first ever Mid-Southern Conference Championship. Silver Creek is celebrating their tenth full season of football in Sellersburg, Ind.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 8:
|1||Jeremy Lowery – LaPorte|
|2||Nate Andrews – NorthWood|
|3||Jared Sauder – Leo|
|4||Chris Meeks – Rensselaer Central|
|5||Alex Stewart – Western|
|6||Greg Barrett – South Vermillion|
|7||Ramon Stallings – Crispus Attucks|
|8||Jordan McCaslin – Shenandoah|
|9||Sean Coultis – Evansville Central|
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.