Chicago Bears name Crystal Lake Central head coach Jon McLaughlin Week 3 High School Coach of the Week

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Jon McLaughlin, head coach at Crystal Lake Central, is the Chicago Bears Week 3 High School Coach of the Week. McLaughlin, who is in his second stint as the Tigers’ head coach, has his team off to a 3-0 start in the Spring ’21 high school football season.

Last week, CLC beat Prairie Ridge 14-13 in overtime. It was the school’s first win over PR since 2012. Prairie Ridge was ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press Top 10 6A rankings at the time. Crystal Lake Central moves into the rankings at No. 10.

The Chicago Bears “Coach of the Week” program was launched in 1996. 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.

Spring 2021 Chicago Bears High School Coach of the Week Award winners

Week 2 – John Rone, Alan B. Shepard

Week 1 – Matt Purdy, Glenbrook North

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