After 200th career victory, the Pittsburgh Steelers name Mars HS head coach Scott Heinauer Coach of the Week

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Congratulations to Mars High School head football coach Scott Heinauer on his 200th career victory and also being named the Pittsburgh Steelers‘ Coach of the Week. Heinauer, who has led the Planets since 1992, won his 200th on Friday in a 42-21 win over Greensburg Salem.

Week 6 Coach of the Week honors go to Scott Heinauer from Mars High School, who earned his 200th career victory in a 42-21 win against Greensburg Salem. The Planets are enjoying a 5-1 start to their season, which features a highly successful rushing attack, the trademark of Coach Heinauer team. In his first season as head coach of the Planets in 1992, they won only one game. But in his following 27 seasons, they have only had a losing season four other times. Congratulations on win number 200!


During each high school football season, the Pittsburgh Steelers select a High School Coach of the Week. This coach is selected by the Steelers as someone who has a big victory, a turnaround season, does extraordinary work in their community, and/or gives great effort to make a lasting positive impact in his student athletes. The Coach of the Week winners are invited to be honored at a Steelers home game and receive a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Head Coach Mike Tomlin; a Steelers Coach of the Week cap; and a $1,000 donation to their football program.

The Coach of the Year is selected following the high school football season and receives a $2,000 donation to his football program.

The Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year is named after Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history — for their character and integrity, leadership, dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety and on-field success. All Don Shula Award nominees are invited to attend the Pro Bowl and were recognized in special ways during the NFL’s week-long celebration of football. Throughout the week, coaches receive VIP access and accommodations at various events such as Pro Bowl practices, the Play Football High School Skills Showdown and Play Football Celebrity Flag game; a chance to interact and engage with various members of the football community; and attend the Pro Bowl.

2020 Steelers Coach of the Week Winners

Week 5 – Bob Palko, Mt. Lebanon

Week 4 – Greg Perry, Keystone Oaks

Week 3 – Matt Morgan, Plum

Week 2 – Mike Evans, Canon-McMillan

Week 1 – Dan Knause, Chartiers Valley

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