The Indianapolis Colts name Jason Ward of Tri-West HS as their Week 7 High School Coach of the Week

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Congratulations to Jason Ward, head football coach at Tri-West High School, (Lizton, Indiana) on being named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Ward, who is a Tri-West alum, was hired as the program’s new head coach earlier this year.

Ward was nominated and selected for the award after his Class 3A, No. 15-ranked Bruins defeated Class 3A, No. 14-ranked North Montgomery 35-6. 

The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 7:

1Keith Kilmer – Lowell
2Matt Thacker – Fairfield
3Chad Zolman – Homestead
4Terry Peebles – W. Lafayette Harrison
5Ron Qualls – Anderson
7Rob Doyle – Chatard
8Darrin Fisher – Whiteland
9John Hurley – Evansville Memorial
10Ryan Knigga – Lawrenceburg

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

Week 6 – Chris Skinner – Andrean

Week 5 – Josh Shattuck – Elkhart

Week 4 – Mike Kirschner – Mt. Vernon

Week 3 – Mac Webb – Tell City

Week 2 – Bill Peebles – Cathedral

Week 1 – Jason Doerffler – Ft. Wayne Northrop

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