The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Tempe Prep Academy's Tommy Brittain 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.
Brittain guided his Knights to a 35-13 win over top ranked (2A) and previously unbeaten Scottsdale Christian last week. Quarterback Max Wiese threw for 78 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 84 yards and a score in the win.
The award will be presented to Brittain and the Tempe Prep Academy football team on Friday, October 8 at 8:15 a.m. at the school (1251 E. Southern, Tempe). The Knights travel to Thatcher on Thursday 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