Tempe, AZ – The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has named Mesquite's Mike Reardon as the Cards "High School Coach-of-the-Week."
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, 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 and AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho.
Reardon and his Wildcats pulled off a 18-15 upset of previously unbeaten Basha High School last Friday in the team's region opener.
The award will be presented to Reardon and the Mesquite football team on Thursday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m. at the school's football field prior to the team's afternoon practice (500 S. McQueen Rd., Gilbert). The Wildcats will host Kofa (Yuma) High School on Friday night at 7 p.m.
The Cardinals 13-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 $1,000 to support its football program.
A Cardinals player or alumnus, team mascot Big Red, and Cardinals cheerleaders will present the award.
Week 1: Richard Sanchez, Sunnyside H.S.
Week 2: Tom DeMassa, Dobson H.S.
Week 3: Larry Fetkenhier, Cactus H.S.
Week 4: Scooter Molander, Phoenix Brophy Prep
Week 5: Mike Reardon, Mesquite H.S.