Troyer, Donohoe earn Chiefs coaching honor

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: September 25, 2013 - 5:54 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this week’s Coach of the Week honors. The third awards of the season go to Al Troyer of Tonganoxie and Kelly Donohoe of Blue Springs.
As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant. Additionally, Troyer and Donohoe will be presented with congratulatory footballs autographed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid, a special-edition Coach of the Week hat and a certificate recognizing their selection. Each coach is now a finalist for their state’s Chiefs Coach of the Year Award. The Coach of the Year award will be selected via voting on at the end of the regular season.
The 2013 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.
Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame linebacker and current Director of Special Events Gary Spani will be on hand to present the coaches their respective awards.
Last week Tonganoxie moved to 3-0 with an impressive 28-0 win over Piper. The Chieftans held Piper to under 180 yards of total offense. The win was the most dominant victory of the season for Tonganoxie.
Troyer said it was an honor for his program to be recognized by the Chiefs.
“It’s a tribute to the hard work that the coaches and the kids are putting in,” Troyer said. “Year in and year out coaches and kids work hard and it’s just an awesome accomplishment and I was honored to receive it.”
Blue Springs topped Lee’s Summit West 42-35 in a battle of top ranked teams. Blue Springs is currently ranked No. 1 in Missouri Class 6 while West has the same ranking in Class 5. The win moves Blue Springs to 4-0 and is the Wildcats 14th straight win dating back to last season when West handed them their only loss on the way to a Class 6 state title.
Donohoe said his team has done a good job of being ready to play every week this season.
“As a team it’s always nice,” Donohoe said. “Any time a group like the Kansas City Chiefs will honor you that’s very flattering. We will take it. It’s a huge effort by a lot of people to get an award like this especially in a game against a team like Lee’s Summit West.



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