Hood, Dreiling Chiefs Coaches of the Week

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: September 13, 2017 - 5:41 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this week’s Coach of the Week honors. The awards go to St. Thomas Aquinas’ Randy Dreiling and Park Hill’s Josh Hood.

As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant. Additionally, Hood and Dreiling will be presented congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing their selection along with a Gatorade kit. Each coach is now a finalist for their state’s Chiefs Coach of the Year Award.

The 2017 High School Coach of the Week fueled by Gatorade 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 award fueled by Gatorade is intended to honor individuals who are shaping today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.

St. Thomas Aquinas is off to a 2-0 start after beating Blue Valley North 28-14 last week. The Saints are currently ranked No. 1 in Kansas Class 5A and this week take on rival Bishop Miege. Dreiling said this award was a team honor.

“Anytime you win an award, it is a representation of the coaching staff, managers, support system and players commitment to excellence,” Dreiling said.

Park Hill stands at 4-0 on the season and this past week defeated power Blue Springs 28-25. The win moved the Trojans into the No. 1 spot in Missouri Class 6 for the first time in school history. Hood said this is an honor for his entire staff not just himself.

“We would like to thank the Kansas City Chiefs for their recognition of our program and continued support of high school football in this area,” Hood said. “We feel this award credits our entire coaching staff. We really feel we have built an outstanding staff here and that their hard work and attention to detail has placed Park Hill football in a position to be successful each week. This award is a physical testament to the weekly preparation of not only our coaching staff, but our players, school, and community as well.”