On Friday, it was announced that Truman High School Head Football Coach Gregg Webb from Independence, MO was named a finalist for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award.
The award was created to honor exemplary high school football coaches who demonstrate a commitment to player health and safety, and to the integrity, achievement, and leadership exemplified by the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula.
Webb was originally selected as the Chiefs Coach of the Week during the regular season. He then went on to claim the Coach of the Year title.
The Chiefs Coach of the Year is selected by a peer vote; the 2014 Coach of the Week winners rank the three most deserving coaches of their respective state, excluding themselves. The one with the most points is named the Coach of the Year.
Through the Chiefs Coach of the Year award, Truman received a $2,000 grant to use for player health and safety equipment and education and Webb was sent an autographed football from Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing his or her selection.
Webb was then nominated for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year, representing the Chiefs organization.
All nominees are active or retired high school football coaches nominated by NFL teams or players for their character and integrity, inspirational leadership, commitment to the community and on-field success.
The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award selection panel is comprised of Coach Shula; former Dallas Cowboys Personnel Director and NFL.com contributor Gil Brandt; former Indianapolis Colts Coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy; veteran sportswriter Jack Fleischer; Executive Director of USA Football Scott Hallenbeck; Former Raiders Coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden; General Raymond Odierno; and Former Secretary of State, Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Condoleezza Rice.
The group selected Webb as a finalist for the award and he will receive a $2,500 cash award and a $5,000 grant for Truman's high school football program.
Congratulations Coach Webb!