The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Carl Hayden High School's Cleveland Dansby 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, former Arizona high school coach Emil Nasser, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and U.S. Army representative Sergeant James Minter.
Dansby and his Falcons snapped a 66-game losing streak with a 44-21 victory against San Luis High School last Thursday night. Quarterback Ulises Contreras threw two touchdown passes and was 10 of 15 passing for 127 yards in the victory.
The award will be presented to Dansby and the Carl Hayden High School football team on Thursday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the team's afternoon practice (3333 W. Roosevelt, Phoenix).
The Cardinals 15-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: Russ Semore, Round Valley H.S.
Week 2: Charlie Ragle, Chaparral H.S.
Week 3: Cleveland Dansby, Carl Hayden H.S.