ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos have named Rifle's Damon Wells NFL High School Coach of the Week.
Wells led the Bears of the Class 3A Western Slope League to an undefeated regular season record of 10-0 allowing the Bears to clinch the top seed in the playoffs heading into the 3A state tournament.
The Bears have won 21 of their past 22 games.
"I'm convinced we'll lose every single game," said Wells. "I've always been that way. They make fun of the way I feel. I'm pretty paranoid that we'll get hammered. The kids have just done a great job."
Wells, 40, was born in Long Beach, Calif., and graduated from Cypress Lake High School in 1989.
He attended Florida State University and earned two undergraduate degrees in marketing and English in 1993.
He went on to earn a Masters in Curriculum from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2006. Along with coaching the Bears, Wells is the assistant principal at Rifle High School.
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.
Additionally, during the Broncos' home game on December 30th, the NFL/Denver Broncos High School Coach of the Year will be named and presented with a $2,000 donation to the school's football program.