Tempe, AZ – The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has named Paradise Valley's Donnie Yantis 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.
Yantis and his Trojans improved to 7-2 with a 35-31 victory over Chaparral H.S. last Friday night. The Trojans rallied back from a 17-point fourth quarter deficit as they put up 21 points in a four-minute span and held on for the upset victory.
The award will be presented to Yantis and the Paradise Valley football team on Thursday, November 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the school's football field prior to the team's afternoon practice (3950 E. Bell Road, Phoenix). The Trojans will host Shadow Mountain 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 Owner 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.
Week 6: Tom Joseph, Mountain View H.S.
Week 7: John Sanders, Saguaro H.S.
Week 8: B.J. Pasquel, Coronado H.S.
Week 9: Donnie Yantis, Paradise Valley H.S.