For nine weeks during the high school football season, the Bears select one high school football head coach as the Bears "Coach of the Week" winner. This program was created to honor coaches who develop players' football skills and knowledge, character and leadership, discipline, teamwork abilities, and contributions to his program, players and community. Graduation rates, school and fan support and, most importantly, contributions to players' long-term success on and off the field are also included.
Since the "Coach of the Week" program's inception in 1996, the Chicago Bears have donated over $198,000 to various high school football programs in Chicagoland and throughout the state of Illinois.
The Chicago Bears "Coach of the Week" program is brought to you by Fox 32 Chicago and the Illinois Army National Guard.