NASHVILLE — Shawn Witten continues to do good things for the Elizabethton football program.
This week, he earned it a cool grand.
On Thursday, Witten was named the coach of the week by the Tennessee Titans, an honor that comes with a $1,000 program grant from Titans owner Bud Adams.
Witten's Cyclones defeated longtime rival Tennessee High 35-13 last Friday night. Elizabethton, the eighth-ranked team in Class 4A, won easily against the No. 7 Vikings, a 5A squad.
"Not only does Coach Witten have his athletes play great on the field, but they are also great young men by the way they present themselves and act in the classroom and gameday," Elizabethton Principal David Wright said in the statement from the Titans. "Coach does a great job and is a credit to the whole community."
Witten, along with the other coach of the week winners, will be the Titans' guest at the team's final regular-season game, Dec. 29 against the Houston Texans, when the Titans also will announce their 2013 High School Coach of the Year. That honoree will receive an additional $2,000 grant for his program from Adams.
Nominees for the weekly award are submitted by sports writers and broadcasters across the state and voted on by fans.