The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the sixth week of the season. The awards go to St. Joseph Central head football coach Regi Trotter (Missouri) and Olathe North head football coach Chris McCartney (Kansas).
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 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.
St. Joseph Central moved to 4-3 with a 53-47 win over Excelsior Springs. The four wins so far this season equals the win total of the 2018-21 seasons combined. Trotter said the results are due to the hard work that everyone has put into the program.
"It's an honor for our players and staff to be recognized," Trotter said. "We've come a long way and it feels great that it's noticed. On behalf of our team, thank you for this incredible honor."
Olathe North moved to 6-0 on the season with a dominating 69-7 win over Shawnee Mission West. The Eagles defense has been leading the charge allowing just 16 total points over the last three wins. McCartney said this honor is for the entire program.
"Thank you to the Kansas City Chiefs and PrepsKC for their support of high school football in the Metro area," McCartney said. "Receiving this award is a huge honor for our players, coaching staff and community. It is also a direct reflection of the hard work that is put in by our entire team and confirming that our effort is paying off."
In its 26th season, the 2022 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 13 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.