Chicago Bears 2022 Coach of the Week and High School All-Star For Week 5 Selected
The Chicago Bears announced today that Miles Osei of Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village has been named the Chicago Bears High School "Coach of the Week" for Week 5 and wide receiver Lynel Billips-Williams of Crete-Monee High School in Crete was named the Chicago Bears "High School All-Star."
The "Coach of the Week" and "High School All-Stars" programs are brought to you by Athletico Physical Therapy. The Bears will make a $2,000 donation to the Elk Grove football program and direct a $500 donation to the youth football program of Billips-Williams' choice.
On Sept. 23, Coach Osei helped lead his team, the Elk Grove Grenadiers (5-0), to a 28-14 home conference game victory against the Buffalo Grove Bison (2-3) of Buffalo Grove for the first time since 2015. Into his sixth season, he helped keep the Grenadiers undefeated through their first five games of the season, the first time since 2004, which also gives them eligibility for the playoff. In addition, this is yet to be Elk Grove's best starting season since 2013; they have won a combine of eight games for the past eight seasons. The former quarterback for Prospect High School and wide receiver for the University of Illinois, Osei was named the head coach for the Elk Grove varsity football program in 2017. Before starting his new role in Elk Grove, he was an offensive coordinator at Wheeling High School for two years. Osei was also the sophomore basketball coach at Wheeling and an assistant varsity baseball coach at Buffalo Grove. The Grenadiers will host the Prospect Knights (4-1) on Friday.
On Sept. 23, senior wide receiver Lynel Billips-Williams helped lead his team, the Crete-Monee Warriors (3-2), to a 48-42 upset home game win against the Joliet Catholic Hilltoppers (4-1) of Joliet, giving them their first defeat of the season. Billips-Williams, verbally committed to Miami of Ohio, had an outstanding performance after having 12 catches for 256 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, along with throwing two 2-points conversion passes. According to a panel of sportswriters from the Associated Press (AP) Illinois High School Football Ranking, Crete-Monee ranks fifth in Class 6A heading into their Friday night game. The Warriors will host the Thornridge Falcons (0-4) on Friday.
About "Coach of the Week" and "High School All-Star"
The Chicago Bears "Coach of the Week" program was launched in 1996 and "High School All-Star" program in 2011. The "Coach of the Week" program honors outstanding Illinois high school coaches who develop players' football skills and knowledge, character, leadership, discipline and teamwork abilities. The nomination criteria for the "High School All-Star" program includes on-field performance, community involvement and good sportsmanship. Deserving high school coaches and players are nominated by a panel of local prep authorities and the winning player is selected each week from August 26-October 22. Since the program's inception, the Bears have donated more than $346,500 to Illinois high schools in support of their football programs. For more information, please visit chicagobears.com/community.