Mt. Vernon head coach Mike Kirschner named Indianapolis Colts/NFL High School Coach of the Week

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Mike Kirschner, head coach of Mt. Vernon High School, is the Week 4 winner of the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. 

Kirscher was nominated and selected for the award after his Class 4A, No. 3 ranked Marauders defeated Class 5A, No. 2 ranked New Palestine 35-22. The Marauders’ fourth straight win ended New Palestine’s 65-game regular season win streak. In addition, the Marauders ended the Dragons overall 30-game win streak.

The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 4:

RegionCoach/School
1Brian Parker – Hanover Central
2Mike Davidson – Mishawaka Marian
3Jared Sauder – Leo
4Shane Fry – West Lafayette
5Adam Handley – Wabash
6Jason Ward – Tri-West Hendricks
7Kevin O’Shea – Indpls. North Central
9Sean Coultis – Evansville Central
10Blair Thompson – Salem

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.

For more information, visit Colts.com/HighSchoolFootball.

2020 Colts/NFL Coach of the Week Winners

Mac Webb – Tell City

Bill Peebles – Cathedral

Jason Doerffler – Ft. Wayne Northrop

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