The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the initial recipients of the Missouri and Kansas High School Coach of the Week awards for 2016. Mark Faubion from Excelsior Springs in Missouri, and Andrew Wright from Sumner Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, each received this honor after a strong performance by their respective teams this past week.
Beginning the 2016 season with a 3-0 record, the Excelsior Springs Tigers three wins matched the overall wins from 2014 and 2015. Under Faubion's direction, the team managed to record over 40 points on the scoreboard in two out of these last three games.
Across the state line, the Sumner Sabres kicked off their season with an impressive 26-12 win over the Harmon Hawks.
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant. Additionally, Faubion and Wright 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 state's Chiefs Coach of the Year Award.
The 2016 High School Coach of the Week program 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. The Chiefs Coach of the Week program is intended to honor individuals who are shaping today's youth and tomorrow's leaders.
A member of the Chiefs Community Caring Team will visit the winners this week for a special presentation to honor them at their respective schools.