SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced the launch of the newly created Padres Coach of the Week program presented by FOX Sports San Diego for the 2018 season. The 10-week program will recognize one local high school baseball or softball coach each week for making a positive impact in the lives of their players on and off the field as a coach, mentor and role model.
“We are very excited and proud to honor some of the impactful high school coaches in the CIF San Diego section for their contributions to the youth in our community both on and off the field of play,” said Padres Chief Operating Officer Erik Greupner. “Together with FOX Sports San Diego, we look forward to telling the inspiring stories of these coaches who invest their time, energy and passion as mentors to our local high school student athletes.”
“We applaud the Padres continued commitment to the San Diego community and are honored to be part of this great initiative,” said Lindsay Amstutz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports San Diego. “We look forward to showcasing these coaches and the incredible work they are doing to develop these student-athletes and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.”
Each Coach of the Week winner will receive a $1,000 donation to support his or her program and be invited to attend a special pregame ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, before the Padres take on the Atlanta Braves at 12:40 p.m. to receive their award. The Padres will also name their inaugural 2018 Padres High School Coach of the Year during the pregame ceremony, with the winner receiving a $5,000 donation.
Winners will be highlighted on episodes of Inside San Diego Sports throughout the season, beginning tonight after the Padres-Rockies game (first pitch scheduled for 5:40 p.m. PT).
For more information on the program, or to submit a nomination, visit www.padres.com/coach.