Brian Doll of Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village, IL was named the Chicago Bears High School “Coach of the Week” for Week 6.
Coach Doll is in his third year as Elk Grove’s head coach with a 20-8 record. The Grenadiers had an impressive 46-7 victory over Mid-Suburban League East rival Rolling Meadows last weekend. Despite losing a large core of players from consecutive playoff teams, Elk Grove High School’s record is now 6-1, and they lead the Mid-Suburban League East Conference after a win over Prospect last night.
Doll is a strong promoter of his football program throughout the community and makes sure his players conduct themselves in a respectful manner on and off the field.
In honor of Doll, $1,500 will be donated to Elk Grove High School’s football program. Doll will be invited to the Bears-Seahawks game on Sunday, December 18 and will be recognized during an on-field ceremony. 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 2011 “Coach of the Week” honorees.
The Chicago Bears “Coach of the Week” program is in its 16th season. The program honors outstanding Illinois high school coaches who develop players’ football skills and knowledge, character, leadership, discipline and teamwork abilities. Other criteria considered include unique coaching methodology, community and off-field components, school and community support, volunteerism and, most importantly, contributions to players’ long-term success on and off the field.
The program runs for nine weeks from Aug. 29 through Oct. 24. Coaches were nominated by a panel of local prep authorities, and the winning Coach of the Week is 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 $198,000 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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