Adams State College alumni named Denver Broncos Coach of the Week

(10-13-2009)

Two Adams State College alumni, both receiving their undergraduate degrees in 2000, were named the Denver Broncos Coach of the Week; Ryan Hollingshead, for the week of October 6, and Bret McGatlin, for the week of October 2.

According to the Denver Post online at denverpost.com/search/ci_13494472, Hollingshead, football coach and social studies teacher at Castle View, who while he played center for the Grizzlies, was second team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pick as a junior and was a four-time RMAC Scholar Athlete Award winner and Adams State's 1999-2000 RMAC Honor Student Athlete Award recipient, the highest honor the RMAC bestows. McGatlin was a two-time RMAC Scholar Athlete Award recipient.

The Broncos will recognize ten 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 for the school's football program. During the Broncos' home game against Kansas City on Jan. 3, the club will announce the NFL/Denver Broncos High School Coach of the Year, with the winner's program receiving an additional $2,000 donation. This year's selection committee is comprised of Ring of Fame Member Billy Thompson of the Denver Broncos, Neil Devlin of The Denver Post and Andy Lindahl of KOA.

Adams State appreciates Jason Kobilan, 2001 graduate, for notifying the Office of Communications with the news.

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