Posted: Sep 22, 2011 1:24 AM by Lee Douglas/Denver Broncos
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Denver Broncos named Florence High School Head Coach Mark Buderus as their NFL High School Coach of the Week. Buderus led his No. 1-ranked Huskies of the Class 2A League to a come-from-behind victory over No. 3 Kent Denver last week. Trailing 20-6 when a 40-minute rain delay ensued, the Huskies came back to score 21 points in the fourth quarter, winning 35-20.
"We took a power nap, then got going," Buderus said.
Buderus, 52, was born in Fort Collins, Colo., and graduated from Pomona High School in 1977. He received a degree in secondary education from Adams State College in 1981 before earning a master's degree from the University of Phoenix in 2003. He played quarterback at Pomona and Adams State.
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 Jan. 1, against Kansas City, 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.