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Tucson Sunnyside's Richard Sanchez Named High School Coach-of-the-Week

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Tucson Sunnyside High School's Richard Sanchez 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, former Arizona high school coach Emil Nasser, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and U.S. Army representative Sergeant James Minter.

Sanchez and his Blue Devils improved their record to 8-0 on the season with a 35-14 victory over Ironwood Ridge last Friday night.  

The award will be presented to Sanchez and the Sunnyside football team on Thursday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. at a school assembly (1725 E. Bilby Road, Tucson).

The Cardinals 15-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 alumnus, team mascot Big Red, and Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks will present the award.

2009 Winners
Week 1: Russ Semore, Round Valley H.S.
Week 2: Charlie Ragle, Chaparral H.S.
Week 3: Cleveland Dansby, Carl Hayden H.S.
Week 4: Pete Wahlheim, Highland H.S.
Week 5: Dusty Peace, Tucson Canyon Del Oro H.S.
Week 6: Steve Campbell, Williams Field H.S.
Week 7: Norris Vaughn, Mountain Pointe H.S.
Week 8: Richard Sanchez, Tucson Sunnyside H.S.

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