Green Bay West's Paris Named Packers High School Coach Of The Week

Posted Sep 6, 2002

Bill Paris, head coach of the Green Bay West Wildcats, has been selected as the Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Week, the Packers announced Friday.

Last Friday, the Wildcats started the season with an 18-7 win over Oconto Falls. It is the first time in 22 years that the 'Cats have opened the season with a win. It was also Paris' first win as head coach.

Paris graduated from Marinette (Wis.) High School in 1990 after playing football under head coach Joel Hanner. He later graduated from St. Norbert College in 1994. Paris previously served as the junior varsity coach (3 yrs) and as freshman coach (2 yrs) at Green Bay West. Paris, who teaches social studies at West High, lives in Green Bay with his wife, Molly, who is also a teacher.

The Packers will recognize one outstanding high school coach as their Coach of the Week winner during the 2002 high school football season. As a Coach of the Week winner, Paris and future recipients will be awarded several items and privileges, including a $1,000 donation to the school's football program from the Green Bay Packers and the NFL, as well as recognition of the award on, the NFL's high school football website.

Nominations for Coach of the Week should be submitted by 9 a.m. every Monday to Cathy A. Dworak, Manager of Community Relations, at (e-mail) or by fax at (920) 490-5937. Please include the nominee's name, address, school, phone number, and reason he/she is deserving of the award.

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