By Mark Perez
Nominees for the NFL’s 2019 Don Shula High School Coach of the Year Award has officially been announced and Mentor Cardinals Steven Trivisonno was chosen to represent the Cleveland area.
All 32 NFL teams selected one local high school coach to represent their respective regions.
Nominees, like Trivisonno are invited to attend the 2020 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla. during the week-long celebration.
Trivisonno will have the opportunity to invite one senior from the team to participate in the Play Football High School Skills Showdown.
The NFL Foundation will give $15,000 for the two finalists of the Skills Showdown. They will also be attending Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Fla. as guests of the NFL. $10,000 of which will go to their high school football program.
The winner of the Don Shula Award will be announced during the 2020 Pro Bowl, which is on Sunday, Jan. 26 on national television.
The award was named after Hall of Fame coach Don Shula, who is the all-time winningest coach in NFL history and is infamously known for coaching the only undefeated team in the Super Bowl era in 1972.
The winner will also be invited to walk the red carpet at NFL Honors.
Trivisonno coached the Mentor to a perfect 10-0 regular season, and suffered their only loss to the eventual Division I State Champion Pickerington Central 28-21 in the State Semi-Final.