The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the second week of the 2014 season. This week's honors go to Bryan DeLong of Center and Jeff Gourley of Olathe South.
DeLong and Center have started the season with four straight wins and recently defeated Lincoln Prep 35-6. Even with many young starters on both sides of the ball, the Yellowjackets have been dominant each week.
Across the state line, Gourley and the Falcons opened their season with an impressive 24-2 win at perennial power Hutchinson. A big 46-17 win over rival Olathe East this past week has given the Falcons a 2-0 start.
As a result, both schools will receive a $500 grant towards player health and safety equipment and/or education. DeLong and Gourley will be presented with congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing their selection. Each coach is now a finalist for their respective state's Chiefs High School Coach of the Year Award, which will be announced at the conclusion of the football season.
The 2014 High School Coach of the Week program is a joint initiative of the Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League. The program is designed to recognize and reward Kansas City area high school coaches who have created successful programs for teams and players both on and off of the playing field. This includes coaches that champion philosophies which advance and promote player health and safety.
Chiefs Hall of Famer and Director of Special Events Gary Spani will visit the winners this week for a special presentation to honor them at their respective schools.
Each state's winner is selected in collaboration with PrepsKC. For more information on this week's winners and the Chiefs Coach of the Week program, visit kcchiefs.com or prepskc.com.