TOLONO — For the second time, the Chicago Bears have selected Unity football head coach Scott Hamilton as the High School Coach of the Week.
Hamilton, whose 3-0 team is ranked in a tie for first in the current Class 3A state poll, was also recognized in 2000. Hamilton’s career record is 189-43 entering tonight’s showdown at Hicks Field against top-rated (Class 2A) Maroa-Forsyth.
Hamilton, who has guided the Rockets into the playoffs all 19 years he has been at the school, will be invited to the Bears’ Dec. 29 home game against Green Bay and will be honored in an on-field ceremony that day with the other eight weekly winners. In addition, the Bears will make a $1,500 donation to the Unity football program.
This is the 18th year the Bears have honored high school coaches from the state. In its press release, issued Thursday, the Bears said, “The program honors outstanding Illinois high school coaches who develop players’ football skills and knowledge, character, leadership, discipline and teamwork abilities.”