FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, October 2, 2023





Indianapolis – Scott Bless of Bloomington North High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, presented by Corteva Agriscience, headquartered in Indianapolis, the Colts announced today. 


The top-ranked team in Class 5A recorded a 42-0 win at home vs. Conference Indiana rival Class 5A Columbus East (2-5). The Cougars are off to the best start in program history with a 7-0 record.


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


Region 1:  Alger Boswell – Gary West Side Region 6:  Greg Barrett – South Vermillion
Region 2:  Tom Wogoman – Goshen Region 7:  Alex Bettag – Southport
Region 3:  Casey Kolkman – Heritage Region 8:  Tom Dilley – Guerin Catholic
Region 4:  Russ Radtke – Knox Region 9:  Joey Paridaen – Evansville North
Region 5:  Brady Turner – Madison Grant  


This season marks the 24th year the Colts are recognizing outstanding high school football coaches throughout Indiana. Each week following a high school football weekend, one coach is 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, Corteva Agriscience will contribute an additional $1,000 to the school’s athletic fund.


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