2015 All-Star coaches chosen

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 11:39 AM

The 2014 season is in the rear-view mirror but there is one more event that will feature players from this past season.

The 2015 Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game presented by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association will be held June 18, 2015 at Blue Springs South High School. The game is more than three months off but preparations have already begun.

The coaches for this year’s game have been chosen and it matches up a veteran from the Kansas side with one of the young rising stars on the Missouri side.

This year’s Kansas squad will be coached by Piper’s Chris Brindle while the Missouri side will be coached by Winnetonka’s Sterling Edwards.

Piper is coming off a season that saw the Pirates advance to the Class 4A-I semifinals. Piper finished with a 10-2 record with only a regular season loss to Bonner Springs and the semifinal loss to Miege as a blemish on its record.

Brindle has coached in many all-star games in the past and said he is very excited to be coaching this game.

“Any kind of award like that I feel is a team award,” Brindle said. “Our program and our people involved in our program have to gotten us to this point of a winning tradition at this point to get awarded this kind of opportunity. That’s the main thing for me is it’s a team award for our program.”

Edwards has been a head coach for the past five seasons all with the Griffins. In that time Winnetonka has played for in the district title game the last three seasons, won at least seven games in four straight years and this past year shared a piece of the Suburban Small Six Championship with Kearney and Platte County.

This will be a new experience for Edwards. He has never been a coach for an all-star game even as an assistant.

“It’s definitely a big honor and I’m really excited,” Edwards said. “It speaks to the amount of respect that our program has garnered here at Winnetonka. I’m very excited and very honored and can’t wait to get going with it.”