There is no better time than the present to anoint another Independence Bank Player of the Week. Independence Bank is proud to sponsor a weekly article highlighting players in the areas where Independence Bank flourishes who embody the same type of revolutionary service to their respective football teams which has made Independence Bank unique and special in the banking industry.
Independence Bank has a goal of achieving everyday excellence, and this week we are focusing on a player whose performance exceeded expectations in 2019 and who will be vitally important to Males’s success in 2020. Today, we are focusing on Class of 2021, DB, Nick “The Jet” Coates from Louisville’s Class 6A Football Runner-up, Louisville Male High School.
Coates’ Male Bulldogs are located right down the road from an Independence Bank branch on 3901 Shelbyville Road. Go and visit the most rapidly growing bank in the commonwealth of Kentucky, Independence Bank. Independence Bank has started a revolution in the banking industry.
Some of you who have followed this magazine a long time may remember that Nick Coates has before been our Independence Bank Player of the Week. Yessir, he was awarded the distinction March 4, 2018.
He’s a prospect we have been high on for years. Heck, everybody has arrived at the party now. We were first, but hey, we always are!
Coates is sporting D-1 offers from Columbia, Austin Peay, Harvard, Holy Cross, Indiana State, UTMartin, Eastern Illinois, and SEMO. Coates also has a D-2 offer from Kentucky Wesleyan which has proven to have a keen eye for top-flight Kentucky talent since Yeast and staff arrived.
Now we have nicknamed Nick Coates “The Jet” and for a reason. He is really, really fast and explosive.
Coates is on the Male Track team and has registered a 7.30-second, 60-meter time and has long-jumped 18’9″. He also competes in the 100-meter (11.35-seconds) but we are focusing on the 60-meter because we believe it more accurately translates to a 40-yard dash time. Track times are NEVER hand-timed.
The formula for converting 60-meters to 40-yards is easy. It is the 60-meter time multiplied by .6096. If you work that equation, Coates has a 4.45-second, laser-timed, 40-yard dash. That is flying.
His long-jump, and remember he’s only 5-11, is 18’9.” We call that hip-explosion in football parlance.
Never seen an accomplished long-jumper with “bad” or “tight hips.” Never seen a good coverage DB with “bad” or “tight hips” either. See the correlation?
Coates has done it on Friday nights, on the field too. He’s not just some guy cruising around the combine with his “handler” fielding offers because he is “pretty.”
Coates, listed at 5-11, 175-pounds, is a defensive back who had quite a year for the Bulldogs playing in Kentucky’s largest classification. It should also be noted he is living and playing in Kentucky’s largest and most football talent-laden city.
Coates had 64-tackles in 2019, 9-TFL’s, a couple picks, and a QB-sack. He was the “shut-down” guy on his side of the field for a team which was nationally ranked almost the entire season.
Congratulations to Nick Coates, both for his Revolutionary Play in 2019 and that which is to come in 2020, all of which has earned him this week’s recognition from the fastest growing bank in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Why don’t you come by, really soon, and see your friends at Independence Bank.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron and reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!