The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors. The awards go to Olathe South’s Craig Lewis (Kansas) and Lee’s Summit North’s Jamar Mozee (Missouri).
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 player health and safety grant from the Hunt Family Foundation. Additionally, both coaches will be presented congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid and a certificate recognizing their selection. Both coaches are now qualified for the Eric Driskell Coach of the Year Award, which will be voted on later this fall. The Eric Driskell Coach of the Year Award is selected by a panel comprised of the Missouri and Kansas Boards University Academy beat East 49-0 to win its third straight game. The victory also gave the Gryphons a 6-3 record on the season and locked down the No. 1 seed in the Class 1 District 8 tournament.
Olathe South rallied to beat Blue Valley North 17-13 in the first round of the Kansas 6A playoffs. The win moved the Falcons to 5-4 ensuring their best record since 2018. South coach Craig Lewis was thrilled to receive the award.
“I think it is awesome,” Lewis said. “If I get noticed, it means that my team performed above and beyond. So every time someone recognizes us for playing well, I’ll be happy to except. Go Falcons!”
Lee’s Summit North continued its strong season with a 56-14 win over Ozark to move to 9-1 which matches the most wins in school history. Mozee said this honor is for his entire staff.
“I appreciate the honor, and I'm very thankful for my coaches and players for their efforts,” Mozee said. “It is an honor to be around them every day. I also want to thank the Kansas City Chiefs for the honor and the consideration.”
In its 25th season, the 2021 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.