Chiefs Announce High School Coaches of the Year


WHAT: The following individuals have been selected as the Kansas City Chiefs Coaches of the Year for the 2007 High School Season:

Jeff Gourley
Belton High School
Gary Griffin
Louisburg High School

WHEN: On Monday, December 3 at 3:05 PM, Gary Griffin of Louisburg High will be honored by Kansas City Chiefs DE Tamba Hali and Chiefs Ambassadors Tony Adams and Ted McKnight. The presentation will be held at Louisburg High School (202 Aquatic Dr., Louisburg, KS – 913.837.2941).

On Tuesday, December 4 at 2:15 PM, Jeff Gourley of Belton High will be honored by Kansas City Chiefs LB Pat Thomas and Chiefs Ambassadors Tony Adams, Larry Marshall, and Ted McKnight. That presentation will be held at Belton High School (107 Pirate Parkway, Belton, MO – 816.348.1036).

WHY: The High School Coach of the Year program, sponsored locally by Time Warner Cable, Chevrolet, and the U.S. Army, is designed to give high school coaches some of the recognition they deserve. The award is given to an exceptional individual who serves the best interests of the game of football through the teaching of fundamentals, the motivation of young players to achieve and the promotion of youth football by way of dedication to his community, his school and his student-athletes.

Coach Jeff Gourley and Belton High School knocked off Fort Osage in the state semi-finals 35-22 to advance to the State Finals where they would face a tough Waynesville team. Belton ended the season as the Missouri Class 5-A runner up and finished with a 9-4 mark.

Coach Gary Griffin and Louisburg High School defeated Baldwin in the state semi-finals 21-14 to advance to the State Finals where they took on Andale. Louisburg ended their season as the Kansas Class 4-A runner up and finished with a 12-1 record.

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