Kurt Tippmann from Ft. Wayne Snider High School has been selected as the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week by the Indianapolis Colts. This announcement was made today, and the award is presented by Corteva Agriscience, a company based in Indianapolis. Tippmann earned this honor due to his leadership as his Class 5A Panthers (with a record of 1-0) secured a hard-fought 42-20 victory on the road against Class 6A Warren Central (with a record of 0-1).
The following coaches were also acknowledged with honorable mentions for Week 1:
|Region 1: Austin Epple- LaPorte||Region 7: Russ Mann- Ben Davis|
|Region 2: Craig Koehler- Concord||Region 8: Scott Fitzgerald- Shelbyville|
|Region 4– Terry Peebles- Harrison (W. Lafayette)||Region 9: Todd Wilkerson- Heritage Hill|
|Region 5: Chris Makowski- Peru||Region 10: Scott Bless- Bloomington North|
|Region 6: John Hart- Brownsburg|
This year signifies the 24th season where the Colts are acknowledging outstanding high school football coaches throughout Indiana. Each week, after a high school football weekend, one coach will be announced as the recipient of this honor.
All head coaches of high schools in the state are eligible, regardless of the size, league, or division of their school. Coaches are evaluated based on different factors, including their influence on the team, school, and community, as well as the team’s performance. The recipients are chosen by a panel consisting of football media, former athletic directors, and other representatives from the football community throughout the state.
At the conclusion of the high school season, each winning coach will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation and a special plaque. Moreover, Corteva Agriscience will provide an additional $1,000 to the athletic fund of the school.
The win over Warren Central helped Snider move up in the High School Football America Indiana Top 10 high school football rankings, with support from NFL Play Football. This week, the Panthers hold the No. 9 spot in the state.