The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this week’s Coach of the Week honors. This week’s winners are Blue Valley Southwest’s Anthony Orrick and Grain Valley’s David Allie.
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant. Additionally, Allie and Orrick 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 state’s Chiefs Coach of the Year Award.
The 2016 High School Coach of the Week 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 program is intended to honor individuals who are shaping today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.
Southwest got their first win of the season over one of the best teams in the Metro. The Timberwolves rallied to beat St. Thomas Aquinas who came in with only one loss and was ranked No. 2 in the state of Kansas in Class 5A.
Orrick said this honor means a lot for his program after a rough start to the season.
“This is a very special honor that really represents our players and coaches,” Orrick said. “We have never given up throughout the season and have kept working hard believing in our system and each other. This award is a great representation of the resiliency of our program and players. I am so proud of our team and their efforts!”
Grain Valley beat Oak Grove 7-0 to win its first Missouri River Valley Conference West title. The victory moved the Eagles to 6-3 to finish the regular season and is their best record since 2009.
Allie said this award is a direct reflection of the hard work put in by the players and coaches.
“It is a tremendous honor for our players and staff to be recognized by the Kansas City Chiefs,” Allie said. “It is a tribute to the hard work, dedication and ‘All 4 One’ attitude they’ve shown this season. We humbly thank the Chiefs’ organization for this award and for their support of high school football.”