Pittsburgh Steelers name Canon-McMillan’s Mike Evans Coach of the Week

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Canon-McMillan head coach Mike Evans is this week’s Pittsburgh Steelers Coach of the Week. Evans is in his sixth season as the head coach at C-M.

Since arriving at Canon-Mac, Evans’ teams have broken 26 school records.  The program also returned to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade with back to back appearances in 2018 and 2019.  

After falling behind by 17 points, the Big Macs got a big spark from a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, which led to 24 unanswered points and an upset win over No. 4 ranked Mt. Lebanon. Canon McMillan scored on 6-yard run in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback over the Blue Devils 24-17 in Class 6A conference action. Coach Evans is in his 6th year of leading the Big Macs after serving 16 years as a college assistant.

From Steelers.com

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 1 – Dan Knause, Chartiers Valley

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