The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Chaparral's Charlie Ragle 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, Sports 620 AM anchor Paul Calvisi, NBC-12 sports reporter Bruce Cooper, 16-year Arizona high school football official Bob Ferreira, Cardinals radio analyst and Sports 620 AM talk show host Ron Wolfley, 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.
Ragle and his Firebirds defeated Cienega High School 23-20 last week. On their final possession, the Firebirds drove 56 yards in the last 27 seconds for the game winning 32-yard touchdown pass.
The award will be presented to Ragle and the Chaparral football team on Friday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m. at the school's front office (6935 E. Gold Dust Avenue, Scottsdale). The Firebirds host Prescott High School on Friday night at 7 p.m.
The Cardinals 14-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: Charlie Ragle, Chaparral H.S.