BOB GADDIS OF COLUMBUS EAST H.S. NAMED NINTH ‘COACH OF THE WEEK’ FOR 2018
Indianapolis – Bob Gaddis of Columbus East High School in Columbus, Ind. has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the Indianapolis Colts announced today.
Gaddis was nominated and selected for the award after leading the Olympians to their seventh straight win as they defeated Bedford North Lawrence 58-48. It was Columbus East’s 83rd straight win in Hoosier Hills Conference play. Coach Gaddis ranks 9th all-time in Indiana history with 311 wins.
The following coaches were recognized as honorable mentions for Week 9:
Region 1: Keith Kilmer – Lowell
Region 6: Brian Moore – Park Heritage
Region 2: Keith Kinder – Mishawaka
Region 7: Scott Marsh – Roncalli
Region 3: Brett Fox – Columbia City
Region 8: Jordan McCaslin – Shenandoah
Region 4: Justin Gardiner – Clinton Central
Region 9: Todd Wilkerson – Heritage Hills
Region 5: Dave Snyder – Southwood
The 2018 season marks the 19th year the Colts are recognizing outstanding Indiana high school football coaches through this program.
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 his team, school and community, as well as performance of the team.
The honorees are selected by a panel of football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from across the state.
Each Monday following a high school football weekend, one coach will be announced as the honoree. At the end of the high school season, each honoree will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation, as well as a framed certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Colts general manager Chris Ballard, head coach Frank Reich and youth football commissioner Mike Prior. What’s more, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school’s athletic fund.