The Indianapolis Colts name John Hochstetler of Monroe Central as its HS Coach of the Week

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After leading Monroe Central High School to the Mid-Eastern Conference, Golden Bears’ head coach John Hochstetler was named the Indianapolis Colts/NFL Coach of the Week. Hochsteler led Monroe Central to a 6-1 regular season and will start the Class 2A playoffs against Taylor.

The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 9:

1Brad Seiss – Merrillville
2Matt Thacker – Fairfield
3Josh Gerber – Norwell
4John Hendryx – Winamac
6Jayme Comer – Danville
7Ott Hurrle – Indps. Scecina Memorial
8Kyle Ralph – New Palestine
9Scott Buening – Southridge
10Rick Zimmerman – South Decatur

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 8 – David Papenhaus – Silver Creek

Week 7 – Jason Ward – Tri-West

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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