DARRIN FISHER OF WHITELAND HIGH SCHOOL
NAMED NINTH COACH OF THE WEEK FOR 2012
Whiteland's Darrin Fisher has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Fisher was selected after his Warriors defeated previously unbeaten and Class 4A No. 3 ranked Greenwood 56-35.
The 2012 season marks the thirteenth 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.
The Whiteland Warriors made a statement in Friday's win over the Greenwood Woodmen. The Warriors finished the season at 6-3 getting the biggest win of their campaign in week nine.
Greenwood entered the game at 8-0 looking for their first undefeated regular season since 2003. Whiteland had different plans and were able to get their ground game going led by senior Aaron Harris who amassed 210 yards on 16 carries for three touchdowns. The teams combined for 707 total rushing yards.
In Fisher's eighth year with the Warriors, he has a record of 57-34 during his tenure. This is first time Fisher has been named a Colts Coach of the Week winner.
The Coach of the Week program was designed to recognize high school coaches who transform the best available athletes into high potential football players through their hard work and dedication to young people.
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. Coach Pagano will also announce each week's winner in his weekly press conference.
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 Youth Football Fund. 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 9:
Region 1- Stacy Adams – E. Chicago Central
Region 6- Brett Comber - Brownsburg
Region 2- John Barron - Plymouth
Region 7- Bruce Scifres - Roncalli
Region 3 – Heritage – Dean Lehrman
Region 8- Winner
Region 4 – Mike Zehner - Rochester
Region 9- Jon Heiden – Vincennes Lincoln
Region 5 – Randy Albano - Anderson
Region 10- Reed May – Brownstown Central