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LaPorte Coach Named Colts Coach of the Week

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October 1,2013 – Bob Schellinger of LaPorte High School has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, a program presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Coach Bob Schellinger has been honored with this distinction for admirably gathering his players to compete in a game just two days after the Slicers tragically lost teammate Jake West. 
 
“The strength and courage that Coach Schellinger and his entire team have shown following the tragic loss of their beloved teammate is truly inspiring,” said Pete Ward, Indianapolis Colts COO. “The entire Colts family stands behind the team and the community as they grieve the loss of Jake West and work to carry on his legacy.”
 
The 2013 season marks the fourteenth year the Indianapolis Colts will be recognizing outstanding Indiana High School football coaches through the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
 
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, one head coach will be announced.
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