Indianapolis Colts name Elkhart High School’s Josh Shattuck Coach of the Week

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Josh Shattuck of Elkhart High School has been named the Indianapolis Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Shattuck, who is 4-0 in his first year at the school, was nominated and selected for the award after his Class 6A, eighth-ranked Lions defeated Penn 20-19. It was the first time Penn has ever lost to Elkhart at Rice Field in Elkhart.

The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 5:

1Joe O’Connell – River Forest
3Josh Gerber – Norwell
4Troy Burgess – Frontier
5Jon Kirschner – Hamilton Heights
6Mike Gillin – Mooresville
7Jason Simmons – Ben Davis
8Jake Gilbert – Westfield
9Scott Buening – Southridge
10James Bragg – Floyd Central

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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2020 Colts/NFL Coach of the Week Winners

Mike Kirschner – Mt. Vernon

Mac Webb – Tell City

Bill Peebles – Cathedral

Jason Doerffler – Ft. Wayne Northrop

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