Ft. Wayne Northrop’s Jason Doerffler named Indianapolis Colts/NFL Coach of the Week

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Jason Doerffler, Ft. Wayne Northrop High School’s head football coach, is the first honoree of 2020 season by the Indianapolis Colts as the organization’ high school football Coach of the Week. Doerffler, who was an all-state quarterback at Concordia High School, has been the Bruins’ head coach since 2014.

Doerffler was nominated and selected for the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week award presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield after leading his program to a 25-21 victory over Homestead. Northrop’s win snapped a 13-game regular season win streak for Homestead and marks the first time in school history the Bruins defeated the Spartans

The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 1:

RegionCoach – School
1Brad Seiss – Merrillville
2Mike Davidson – Mishawaka Marian
4Pat Shanley – Lafayette Jefferson
5Alyx Brandewie – Manchester
6John Hart – Brownsburg
7Patrick Mallory – Lawrence North
8Larry Wright – Sheridan
9Tony Lewis – Jasper
10Tim Bless – Columbus North

This season marks the 21st year the Colts are recognizing outstanding high school football coaches throughout the state. Each week following a high school football weekend, one coach will be announced as the honoree.

All high school head coaches in the state are eligible regardless of their school size, league or division. Coaches are evaluated on various factors including the coach’s impact on the team, school and community, as well as the team’s performance. The honorees are selected by a panel of football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from across the state.

At the conclusion of the high school season, each winning coach will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation, as well as a commemorative plaque. What’s more, Anthem will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school’s athletic fund, as well as a donation of about 2,000 meals to a food shelter of the coach’s choice.

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