Bears recognize L-W West's Vander Kooi

Lincoln-Way West's Mark Vander Kooi was named the Chicago Bears' High School Coach of the Week.

Vander Kooi's squad, which is in its second year of varsity football, is 5-0.

The Bears are donating $1,500 to Lincoln-Way West's program, and Vander Kooi will be invited to the Bears-Patriots game on Dec. 12. He'll be recognized during an on-field ceremony. He'll also be able to attend a Bears practice and talk to head coach Lovie Smith.