The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the ninth week of the Chiefs 2014 season. This week's honors go to Lafayette County's (Missouri) Steve Cook and Blue Valley's (Kansas) Eric Driskell.
Lafayette County opened its postseason with an impressive 50-14 win over Missouri River Valley Conference East rival Holden. The win moves the Huskers to 10-0 as they head into the district semifinals where they will host Cole Camp. This is the third straight year Lafayette County has finished the regular season undefeated. Going back to the 2011 season the Huskers have won 36 straight regular season games and have an overall 45-4 record.
Across the state line, Blue Valley has quietly moved through its season with a 6-1 record heading into last week's district game against Olathe South. The Tigers dominated South 49-0 to move to 7-1 on the season and improve to a commanding 2-0 record in district play.
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. Cook and Driskell 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.