The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this week's recipients of the Missouri and Kansas High School Coach of the Week awards. Lee's Summit West's (Missouri) Royce Boehm and Washington's (Kansas) Bryan Salsgiver each received this honor after strong performances by their respective teams last week.
Boehm and Lee's Summit West won big Friday night, defeating Raymore-Peculiar 49-13. This win is special to Boehm as it is his 100th win as head coach of the Titans. Lee's Summit West will host Ruskin this Friday night. Salsgiver and Washington moved to 4-2 on the season after they topped Wyandotte by a close score of 36-35. Friday night's win keeps Washington undefeated in Kansas City-Atchison League play at 4-0. This Friday night they will host Lansing.
As a result, both schools will receive a $500 grant toward player health and safety equipment and/or education. Boehm and Salsgiver will be presented with congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, a certificate recognizing their selection, in addition to a special-edition Chiefs Coach of the Week hat. 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 regular season.
The 2013 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.
Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame linebacker and current Director of Special Events Gary Spani will visit the winners each week for a special presentation to honor them at their respective schools.
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 PrepsKC.com.