The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the coaches of the week. Belton’s Todd Vaughn and Eudora’s Sean Hayden are this week’s winners.
Eudora pulled off a huge come from behind win in the first round of the Kansas Class 4A playoffs. The Cardinals trailed Piper 15-0 at the start of the fourth quarter only to go on to score two touchdowns with two two-point conversions for the win. Hayden said this was win was a result of the commitment his players and coaches have put into the program.
“It means the world being named Chiefs coach of the week,” Hayden said. “This award goes to our incredible coaching staff and our football athletes. They work extremely hard and never give up. We have been in several one score games this year against very good teams and I was happy for our kids to finally get a victory out of a close game. This is a major turning point for our football program. Thank you to the Chiefs and the Hunt family foundation.”
Belton is in the midst of a huge turnaround season. The Pirates went 0-10 last year but won their first eight games this season and moved to 9-1 with a first round playoff win over Truman Friday. Vaughn said the success of this season is a product of the hard work put in by the players and coaches.
“First of all I would like to thank PrepsKC and the Kansas City Chiefs for all that you all do for high school football,” Vaughn said. “Secondly, I have to give credit where it is due, our kids and coaches have done a great job of coming to work every week and just trying to get better. I am so proud of this football program.”
In its 24th season, the 2020 High School Coach of the Week 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 while honoring individuals who are shaping today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders.