Dobyns-Bennett football coach Graham Clark.
NASHVILLE — Dobyns-Bennett football coach Graham Clark added to his list of accomplishments on Thursday, being named the Titans High School Coach of the Week.
The school will receive a $1,000 grant for its program from Tennessee Titans Owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr.
The Indians defeated Tennessee High 28-27 on Friday with a last-minute touchdown pass.
Clark, who according to the Titans website won the fan vote with 96 percent, has been honored with the title four previous times since the establishment of the program.
The other nominees were Steve Harris of Westmoreland, Matt Simms of Hardin County and Tony Brunetti of Pearl-Cohn.
Clark will be a guest at the Titans’ season finale versus the Houston Texans on Dec. 29 when the team honors all the weekly winners and announces the 2013 Titans High School Coach of the Year, which comes with an additional $2,000 grant.
Nominees are submitted by sports writers and broadcasters across the state with specific criteria in mind. The specific criteria include: beating a longtime rival, snapping a losing streak, defeating a defending champion, recording an amazing come-from-behind victory, and/or involvement in the local community.
Also considered is a coach’s commitment to his players’ safety through teaching the fundamentals of the game, proper tackling techniques, concussion management practices and adherence to heat and hydration guidelines.
Now in its 15th season, Adams has awarded more than $168,000 from the Titans Foundation to football programs across the state in honor of the coach of the week and year winners.