The Cards “Coach-of-the-Week” award is selected by a local sports panel consisting of Cardinals Director of Community Relations Luis Zendejas, Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks, NBC-12 sports reporter Bruce Cooper, 17-year Arizona high school football official Bob Ferreira, AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho, former Arizona high school coach Emil Nasser, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and U.S. Army representative Sergeant James Minter.
The Cardinals 18-year “Coach-of-the-Week” program presents a selected high school coach with a certificate signed by Cardinals President William V. Bidwill. Cardinals Charities provides t-shirts for team members and awards the school $2,000 to support its football program.
Week 1: Norris Vaughan, Moutain Pointe HS
Week 2: Roy Lopez, Marcos de Niza HS
Week 3: Ron Wisniewski, Red Mountain HS
Week 4: Tim Slade, Mogollon HS
Week 5: Tony Tabor, Desert Mountain HS
Week 6: Paul Moro, Blue RIdge HS
Week 7: Pete Wahlheim, Highland HS
Week 8: Rich Wellbrock, Desert Edge HS
Week 9: Steve Campbell, Williams Field's HS
Week 10: Tommy Brittain, Tempe Prep Academy