CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -
Nate Albaugh of Champaign Central High School in Champaign, IL was named the Chicago Bears High School “Coach of the Week” for Week seven.
Albaugh led the particular Maroons to a 39-14 win over formerly state-ranked Danville on Friday, October 11.
Central scored on six of its seven possessions, and Albaugh called various unconventional plays to help his team gain momentum early. After rating on their first possession, Central attempted and recovered an onside conquer. The Maroons played virtually mistake-free football, committing no turnovers in support of one penalty. The win enhanced the Maroon’s record to three to four on the season, leaving the team very much alive in the playoff hunt.
Albaugh is in his first year as head coach at Champaign Central and has helped turn around a program that finished 0-9 in 2012.
Trainer Albaugh will be invited to the Bears vs . Packers game on Weekend, December 29 and will be recognized throughout an on-field ceremony. He will furthermore receive a framed certificate and attend a Bears practice and “chalk-talk” at Halas Hall with his other 2013 “Coach of the Week” honorees.
The Chicago Bears “Coach of the Week” program is in its 18th season. The program respects outstanding Illinois high school coaches which develop players’ football skills plus knowledge, character, leadership, discipline plus teamwork abilities. Other criteria considered include unique coaching methodology, college and community support, volunteerism plus, most importantly, contributions to players’ long-term success on and off the field.
The program will run meant for nine weeks from September two through October 28. Deserving senior high school coaches are nominated by a solar panel of local prep authorities as well as the winning “Coach of the Week” will be selected each week. The Chicago Bears will make a $1, 500 contribution to the football program at each winning coach’s school.
Since the program’s inception, the Bears have donated over $220, 000 to Illinois high schools in support of their football programs. The Chi town Bears “Coach of the Week” plan is brought to you by FOX 32 Chicago and the Illinois Army National Guard.
Besides the “Coach of the Week” winners being honored at the Bears vs . Packers game on December 29, many eight IHSA football state champion teams will be recognized at this online game. The Chicago Bears, in partnership with the particular Illinois High School Association and the The state of illinois Army National Guard, will ask representatives from each team to the game, and a special recognition of the state titles will take place during halftime.