The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the fifth week of the 2014 season. This week's honors go to Winnetonka's (Missouri) Sterling Edwards and Bishop Miege's (Kansas) Jon Holmes.
Winnetonka is coming off one of the biggest wins in Edwards' five-season tenure. The Griffins beat Kearney for the first time under Edwards' direction. The game was a tight defensive battle all night with Winnetonka taking a 17-14 lead on a field goal with under a minute to play. Kearney would drive and attempt a game-tying kick of its own but it was wide right.
Across the state line, Bishop Miege pushed its record to a perfect 4-0 last week with an impressive 37-20 win over rival St. Thomas Aquinas. The Stags have been one of the most dominant teams in the metro with big wins over Blue Valley, Gardner-Edgerton and Blue Valley Northwest. Every single one of their wins has come by at least 17 points.
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant towards player health and safety equipment and/or education. Edwards and Holmes 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.
Chiefs Hall of Famer and Director of Special Events Gary Spani will visit the winners this 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 kcchiefs.com or prepskc.com.