Packers to honor outstanding high school football coaches

The Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week program, presented by Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, is underway and the team is accepting nominations from high schools across the state.

The program recognizes one outstanding Wisconsin high school coach each week during the 2018 high school football season. Winners are awarded several items and privileges, including a $2,000 donation to the school’s football program from the Green Bay Packers, Jack Link’s Protein Snacks and the NFL.

In addition to the donation, the winning coach will receive recognition on Packers.com, WisSports.net and Wifca.org and will be mentioned in the Packers Gameday program.

Winning coaches will also be recognized at Lambeau Field by taking part in the Jack Link’s High School Coach of the Week Game Ball Delivery. Coaches will hand the game ball over to a member of the Packers staff or referee prior to a regular season home game.

At the end of the season, one coach is named the WFCA/Green Bay Packers High School Football Coach of the Year, selected by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, and is given a $4,000 donation for his or her football program. The coach of the year will also be recognized at Lambeau Field and will take part in the a special game ball delivery at the Packers-Lions game Dec. 30.

“We’re proud to recognize the hard work of high school football coaches with the Packers Coach of the Week program,” said Packers football outreach specialist Ryan Fencl. “As educators, mentors and leaders, both on and off the field, they serve as positive examples for young people in the community and give them the opportunity to learn and grow.”

Nominations can be submitted by 10 a.m. every Monday to Fencl at coachoftheweek@packers.com. All nominations should include the nominee’s name, address, school, phone number and reason he/she is deserving of the award.