Thomas A. Simone Award

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Thomas A. Simone Award
Awarded for Kansas City Metropolitan Area's Most Outstanding High School Football Player
Location Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Country United States
Presented by Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association, coaches, media
First awarded 1983
Currently held by Ronnie Bell

The Thomas A. Simone Memorial Football Award is presented yearly to the most outstanding high school football player in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The award was created in 1931 by Dr. D. M. Nigro and continued until Dr. Nigro's death in 1976. The award was reinstated by Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Simone as a tribute to their 12-year-old son Tommy. The award is selected by a vote of the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association (GKCFCA), head coaches in the metro area and selected media members.

It is one of the Simone Awards presented annually to players, coaches and broadcasters for their outstanding contributions to high school football in the Kansas City area

The Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association, as well as select area media members, are responsible for the administration of the Thomas A. Simone Award and the other awards presented annually as part of the Simone Awards.

Previous winners[edit]

Year Winner School
1983 Jeff Kelso Park Hill
1984 Shawn Long Grandview
1985 Craig Phillips Lee's Summit
1986 Tim Ryan Rockhurst
1987 Kenyon Rasheed Rockhurst
1988 Derrick Hart Schlagle
1989 Jeff Handy Blue Springs
1990 Kevin McIntosh Hickman Mills
1991 Andy Murray Blue Valley
1992 Nate Minnis Blue Springs
1993 Jason Thoren Lawrence
1994 Eddie Brooks Blue Springs South
1995 Arland Bruce Olathe North
1996 Ladell Betts Blue Springs
1997 Josh Brewer Olathe North
1998 Sean Doyle Rockhurst
1999 Brandon Shelby Rockhurst
2000 Darren Sproles Olathe North
2001 Maurice Mack Olathe North
2002 Jim Bouknight Olathe North
2003 Michael Keenan Oak Park
2004 Chase Coffman Raymore–Peculiar
2005 Josh Freeman Grandview
2006 Zack Rampy Blue Valley
2007 Nathan Scheelhaase Rockhurst
2008 Blaine Dalton Blue Springs South
2009 James Franklin Olathe North
2010 Bubba Starling Gardner Edgerton
2011 Evan Boehm Lee's Summit West
2012 Dalvin Warmack Blue Springs
2013 Dalvin Warmack Blue Springs[1]
2014 Drew Lock Lee's Summit
2015 Skylar Thompson Fort Osage
2016 Julian Ross Staley
2017 Ronnie Bell Park Hill


  1. ^ 810 Varsity (December 10, 2013). "Warmack First Two-Time Simone Winner". 

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