Kearney, MO, September 7, 2022: The Kansas City Chiefs have named Kearney High School Football Head Coach Logan Minnick as their Coach of the Week.
Chiefs Director of Special Events Gary Spani visited the Bulldogs’ practice field for a short ceremony with the team and Coach Minnick on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 7. Spani – a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and Chiefs Hall of Fame – presented Minnick with a special plaque and football signed by Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid.
“I’m here to recognize the outstanding work that Coach Minnick has already accomplished since taking over the Kearney High School football program,” Spani said. “Like all great coaches, he’s teaching these student-athletes how to be outstanding in every area of their lives.”
The Bulldogs have earned two impressive, on-the-road victories to start their season. They beat Platte County 21-14 on Aug. 26, followed by a 39-17 win over Fort Osage a week later.
Coach Minnick came to Kearney after five years as head coach of the Raytown High School football team. At RHS, he took over a program that hadn’t seen a winning season in 28 years. Since then, Minnick has accumulated a record of 36-18, four consecutive winning seasons, two conference championships, three district championship appearances, and advanced the Bluejays to the state quarterfinals.
Coach Minnick will be back in familiar territory when he joins the KHS team. He was a member of then-Head Coach Greg Jones’ staff when the Bulldogs earned the state football championship in 2015 and then returned as a state finalist a year later. Prior to that, Coach Minnick had stops as an assistant coach at North Kansas City High School and Staley High School, and one year in his hometown at Richmond High School.
In addition to his head coaching responsibilities for football, Minnick also serves as a PE/weights teacher, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Head Summer Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Spring Activities Supervisor at KHS.