The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the sixth week of the 2020 season. The awards go to Raymore-Peculiar High School coach Sean Martin and Tonganoxie High School coach Al Troyer.
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 player health and safety grant from the Hunt Family Foundation. Additionally, both coaches will be presented congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing their selection. Both coaches are now qualified for the Eric Driskell Coach of the Year Award, which will be voted on later this fall. The Eric Driskell Coach of the Year Award is selected by a panel comprised of the Missouri and Kansas Boards from the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association.
Raymore-Peculiar defeated previously undefeated Liberty High School 35-7 to wrap up a share of the Suburban Gold Conference title.
"On behalf of Raymore-Peculiar High School, the football team and the communities that make up our district, I'd like to thank the Kansas City Chiefs, the Hunt Family Foundation, and PrepsKC for recognizing our program," Martin said. "This award recognizes the great effort of our kids that my staff and I are lucky to get to the opportunity to coach each week. This season has been about making the most of our opportunity each week and we are thrilled to be able to represent our school district every week."
Tonganoxie moved to 6-1 on the season with a 35-0 win over Shawnee Mission East.
"It is a great honor to have the community of Tonganoxie and our football program receive this award from the Kansas City Chiefs," Troyer said. "I am blessed to be at a place where our success leans not on one man, but the combined effort of our coaches, athletes, teachers, administration and community. Thank you to the Kansas City Chiefs and PrepsKC for your continued support for high school football."
In its 24th season, the 2020 High School Coach of the Week is a joint initiative of the Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football League. This program is designed to recognize and reward Kansas City area high school coaches for superior performance on a weekly basis while honoring individuals who are shaping today's youth and tomorrow's leaders.
The Kansas City Chiefs partner with PrepsKC to select Coaches of the Week from Missouri and Kansas each week. PrepsKC is the only complete multimedia coverage of high school football in the Kansas City Metro. For the last 11 years it has combined a dynamic web site, weekly magazine and comprehensive weekly radio show. More information about PrepsKC, including scores, schedules and coverage can be found at www.prepskc.com.