The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Desert Vista High School's Dan Hinds 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.
Hinds guided his Thunder to a 38-14 win over Phoenix Brophy Prep last Friday night. Quarterback Hunter Rodriquez completed 15 of 20 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown. Desert Vista improved to 7-2 with the victory, their fifth consecutive win.
The award will be presented to Hinds and the Desert Vista High School football team on Friday, November 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the school's amphitheater (16440 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix). The Thunder host Red Mountain High School this Friday night.
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.
Week 5: Tommy Brittain, Tempe Prep Academy
Week 6: Preston Jones, Perry H.S.
Week 7: Jeremy Hathcock, Desert Ridge H.S.
Week 8: Ron Wisniewski, Red Mountain H.S.
Week 9: Dan Hinds, Desert Vista H.S.