Chiefs honor LS North, SM South coaches

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: October 18, 2017 - 7:47 AM



The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this week’s Coach of the Week honors. The awards go to Lee’s Summit North Jamar Mozee and Shawnee Mission South’s Brett Oberzan.

As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant. Additionally, Oberzan and Mozee 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 Eric Driskell 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.

Lee’s Summit North defeated Liberty 30-15 to finish the regular season with a 6-3 record. The win guarantees the Broncos their first winning season in almost two decades. Mozee said the results of this season have been a team effort.

“This is definitely an honor to win, but I have to give credit to my players and my coaching staff for preparing to compete last Friday against a good Liberty football team,” Mozee said.

Shawnee Mission South took down Shawnee Mission West 33-14 for the Raiders first win over the Vikings in more than a decade. Oberzan said this honor is for all involved with the program.

“It’s a great honor to be named Chiefs coach of the week,” Oberzan said. “This means that there are a lot of people involved for this to be able to happen, from the parents, administration, coaching staff and players. This is definitely a team effort and very proud of our kids the way they fight each week.”