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Shadow Mountain H.S. Mike Giovando Named High School Coach-of-the-Week

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Shadow Mountain High School's Mike Giovando 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.

Giovando guided his Matadors to a 48-47 double overtime win over Prescott High School last Friday night. The Matadors rallied from a 12-point deficit and stopped Prescott's two-point conversion in the second overtime for the victory. With the win, Shadow Mountain gained a share of the Western Sky Region title.

The award will be presented to Giovando and the Shadow Mountain High School football team on Friday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the school's courtyard (2902 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix). The Matadors open the first round of the playoffs at Bradshaw Mountain High School on 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.

2010 Winners
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.
Week 10: Mike Giovando, Shadow Mountain H.S.

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