NAPPANEE — Nate Andrews of NorthWood High School has been named the Indianapolis Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Andrews was selected after his Panthers defeated Jimtown 14-6. Coach Andrews, in his first season at NorthWood, had a very stout performance by his defense, leading to an upset over the previously Class 3A No. 4-ranked Jimmies.
The 2014 season is the15th year the Colts recognize Indiana high school football coaches.
All high school head coaches in the state of Indiana are eligible regardless of their school size, league or division. Coaches are evaluated on various factors including the coach’s impact on his team, school and community as well as performance of the team. The honorees are selected by a panel of high school football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from all regions of the state.
Each Monday, following a high school football game weekend Colts coach Chuck Pagano will announce each week’s winner in his weekly press conference.
At the conclusion of the high school football season, each winning coach will receive a framed certificate signed by Pagano, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson and Colts Youth Football Commissioner Mike Prior, as well as a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund. In addition, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will contribute $1,000 for the school’s athletic fund.