The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Cactus' Larry Fetkenhier as the Cards "High School Coach-of-the-Week."
The Cards and U.S. Army "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, 16-year Arizona high school football official Bob Ferreira, AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho, Channel 3 sports anchor Brad Cesmat, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and U.S. Army representative Sergeant Richard Meyer.
Fetkenhier and his Cobras rallied from a 21-0 deficit against Saguaro High School for a 42-41 overtime win last week. It was their first win over Saguaro since 2006. Cactus travels to Queen Creek High School on Friday night.
The award will be presented to Fetkenhier and the Cactus High School football team on Friday, October 1 at 8:10 a.m. at the school's homecoming assembly (6330 W. Greenway Road, Glendale).
The Cardinals 16-year "Coach-of-the-Week" program presents a selected high school coach with a certificate signed by Cardinals President William V. Bidwill and Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt. Cardinals Charities provides t-shirts for team members and awards the school $2,000 to support its football program.
A Cardinals player or alumnus, team mascot Big Red, and Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks will present the award.
Week 1: Chad DeGrenier, Cactus Shadows H.S.
Week 2: Eddy Zubey, St. Mary's H.S.
Week 3: Pete Wahlheim, Highland H.S.
Week 4: Larry Fetkenhier, Cactus H.S.