CRAIG REDMAN OF ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL
NAMED THIRD COACH OF THE WEEK FOR 2012
South Bend Adams High School Head Coach Craig Redman has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Redman was selected after his Eagles defeated cross-town rival Clay High School by a score of 22-12. The win left the Eagles 3-0 for the first time since 1985 snapping a 14-game losing streak to the Colonials.
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.
Redman enters his second season as the coach of the Eagles. Over the past two years, he has more than changed the mindset of his team; he has changed the culture of this program.
Overcoming adversity has been a theme of the 2012 team. They entered halftime of Friday's game with a nine point deficit to overcome when Redman asked his team "do you believe you'll win?" The believed and it was a different team in the second half.
"It boils down to the kids," Redman told the South Bend Tribune after the game. One player in particular that took the game on his shoulders was quarterback Frank Karczewski. After a minimal first half, Karczewski amassed 127 yards and completing six of seven passes for two touchdowns in the second.
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 3:
Region 1- Brad Stewart - Kankakee Valley
Region 6- Chris Coll – Tri-West
Region 2- Winner
Region 7- Vince Lorenzano – Bishop Chatard
Region 3 – Ryan Hall – Ft. Wayne North
Region 8- Mike Campbell - Greenwood
Region 4 – Ryan Good - Attica
Region 9- Doug Hurt - Castle
Region 5 – Bob Prescott - Peru
Region 10- Ryan Knigga - Lawrenceburg