Brent Pearlman of Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, IL was named the Chicago Bears High School “Coach of the Week” for Week 8.
Prospect clinched a share of the Mid-Suburban League East title with a 42-41 overtime win over Elk Grove last week and improved to 7-1 overall. The Knights have won seven games in a row and will appear in a sixth straight playoff game. It will be Pearlman’s 12th playoff game and his final year as head coach.
After taking over as head football coach in 1999, he led Prospect to the playoffs in 2000. In 2001, they went undefeated and won the first of three state championships during his tenure. Pearlman has an incredible work ethic and has boosted the morale and pride at the school through his work with the football program. This season, Pearlman won his 100th game as a head coach and now has a career record of 102-33.
In honor of Pearlman, $1,500 will be donated to Prospect’s football program. Pearlman will be invited to the Bears-Patriots game on Sunday, December 12, and will be recognized during an on-field ceremony that day. He will also receive a framed certificate and will have the opportunity to attend a Bears practice and “chalk-talk” with Bears Head Coach Lovie Smith and other 2010 “Coach of the Week” honorees.
The program ran for nine weeks from Aug. 30 through Oct. 25. Coaches were nominated by a panel of local prep authorities, and the winning ’Coach of the Week’ was selected each week. The Chicago Bears will make a $1,500 contribution to the football program at each winning coach’s school.
Since the program’s inception, the Bears have donated over $185,000 to Illinois high schools in support of their football programs. For more information, log on to www.chicagobears.com/community or call the Chicago Bears Community Relations department at (847) 739-5308.
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