Eastside Catholic coach Jeremy Thielbahr has been named a coach for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 3, 2015 in San Antonio.
Thielbahr led the Crusaders to a second-place finish at state last year and has No. 2 Eastside Catholic (8-1) on an eight-game winning streak — with a win against nationally-recognized American Fork (Utah) — and poised for another deep run.
“Coaches play an important role in the positive development of America’s youth,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “The coaches and assistant coaches chosen for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl are highly accomplished and respected leaders, who like our Army Soldiers, base their leadership on a set of core values. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl coaches and congratulate each of them on their selection.”
The bowl game is considered one of the premier postseason events for high school football players and is televised live from the Alamodome at 10 a.m. The week-long buildup to the game includes practices, clinics and other events.
From the game’s website: “For more than 10 years, the U.S. Army has recognized the commitment and dedication of today’s high school coaches by inviting each U.S. Army All-American’s coach to San Antonio during Bowl Week to attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy. During the three-day event, coaches have a chance to take part in numerous events, including seminars on leadership, football and physical development, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show and, the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Highlights of the Coaches Academy includes classroom seminars to expose Academy Coaches to some of the most cutting-edge information and leadership based seminars administered by U.S. Army representatives, along with high school football coaches from across the country.”
Bellevue offensive lineman Henry Roberts was selected to participate in the 2015 game.