The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the seventh week of the 2014 season. This week's honors go to Blue Springs' (Missouri) Kelly Donohoe and Blue Valley North's (Kansas) Andy Sims.
Blue Springs bounced back from two-straight losses with a dominant 38-14 win over Lee's Summit West in a matchup of defending state champions. The Wildcats played one of their most complete games of the season heading into the final week of the regular season.
Across the state line, Blue Valley North beat Gardner-Edgerton 31-15 to earn their first win of the season which ended a 19-game losing streak. The Mustangs breakthrough game came a week before district play and gives them momentum heading into the final three weeks of the season.
As a result of this honor, both schools will be visited by Chiefs Hall of Famer and Director of Special Events Gary Spani who will deliver a $500 grant towards player health and safety equipment and/or education. Donohoe and Sims 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. 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.