Chad Gimbel of Blooming Prairie named Minnesota Vikings Coach of the Week for Week 5

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Chad Gimbel is currently coaching his 27th year of football, 2 years as a defensive coordinator before becoming the head coach. In 25 years as the head coach, he has compiled a 188-65 record and guided the Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms to their first state championship in 2019. The Blossoms are currently on a 23-game win streak.

Coach Gimbel attributes the program’s success to invaluable and dedicated assistant coaches, a commitment from the community, parents, and athletes. Besides chasing victories on Friday night, his biggest enjoyment of coaching comes from using the game of football to teach the players how to tackle life’s obstacles.

After each week of games during the high school football season, the Vikings honor a high school coach of the week. Coaches are chosen based on their contribution on the football field, but more importantly, on the impact they make within their community and for their student-athletes. In addition to being recognized in local media for the achievement, the school’s football program receives a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Minnesota Vikings.

Nominated a Coach

2021 Minnesota Vikings Coach of the Week Winners

Week 4 – Dwight Ludeen, Becker HS

Week 3 – Ben Burk, Lakeville South HS

Week 2 – Trevor Narum, Lake City HS

Week 1 – Brad Wendland, Waseca HS

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