ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos have named Silver Creek's Mike Apodaca this week's NFL Coach of the Week. Apodaca led his Class 3A Northern League Raptors to a 35-28, Triple overtime victory at home over defending league champion Mountain View last Friday. This was the seventh straight win for the third ranked Raptors.
"It made for a long night, a lot of ups and downs," Apodaca said. "[It was] a great win, and we just hope to keep it going."
Apodaca, 40, was born in Cheyenne, Wyo., and graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 1989. He attended the University of Wyoming from 1989-90 and then graduated from the University of Sioux Falls in 1993 where he earned a degree in exercise physiology. He earned a master's degree in recreation and administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1996. He played linebacker while at both Wyoming and Sioux Falls. He teaches physical education at Silver Creek in addition to coaching varsity football where he has a 49-42 career record.
The Denver Broncos will recognize 10 High School Coach of the Week honorees during the regular season. Each weekly winner will receive a $1,000 donation from the NFL Youth Football Fund to be used in the school's football program.