TY HUNT OF CARDINAL RITTER HIGH SCHOOL
NAMED 12TH COACH OF THE WEEK FOR 2012
Ty Hunthas been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
*Hunt was an at large selection for his success off the field combined with his teams' community involvement. On Friday, the Raiders won their first sectional championship since 2009. *
The 2012 season marks the 13th 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.
After twelve weeks of the Indiana High School Football season, the Cardinal Ritter Raiders stand where they started the season; with zero losses. Aside from a very talented team, much of the credit is given to Coach Hunt for the culture he's established at the Catholic school on Indianapolis' near Westside.
Servant leadership is one of the fundamental principles Coach Hunt has established in his seven years at the helm at Cardinal Ritter HS. The Raider football team has been very active in "Raidertown" with Thanksgiving Turkey giveaways, cleaning up local neighborhoods, planting trees and raking up leaves for those who are unable to do so.
On the field, the Raiders have been the team to beat in Class 2A and so far no one has been able to do it. After Friday's 48-8 win over Broad Ripple, the Raiders head into a regional matchup against Shenandoah this week.
In his seventh season at Ritter, Hunt has a 78-13 record, five sectional titles, three regional crowns, two semi-state titles and one state title. This is Coach Hunt and the school's first Coach of the Week honor.
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.
This concludes the Coach of the Week program for the 2012 season. Find out more about the program here.