SM East, Center coaches honored by Chiefs

By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Posted: November 8, 2017 - 7:12 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this week’s Coach of the Week honors. The awards go to Shawnee Mission East coach Dustin Delaney and Center coach Bryan DeLong.

As a result of this honor, both schools will receive a $500 grant. Additionally, DeLong and Oyler 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.

Shawnee Mission East moved to 9-1 on the season with a 42-17 win over Olathe Northwest. The victory advanced the Lancers to the Kansas Class 6A quarterfinals for the fifth straight season.

“It’s a great honor for our coaching staff and for our team to win Chiefs Coach of the Week,” Delaney said. “Thank you to the Chiefs organization for being so great in the community.”

Center wrapped up its second straight district title to advance to the Missouri Class 3 quarterfinals. The Yellowjackets stand at 11-2 on the season and this week take on Maryville for a shot at the semifinal round.

“It is truly an honor for our football program and entire community to be recognized by such a quality organization as the Kansas City Chiefs.  It is a true testament to all the long hours that the players and assistant coaches have put in to get our program to the level it is today.”