2012 State Tournament Individual Medalists

Class 1
Paul Grant, Mound City, 25.4/game
Justin Brown, Thomas Jefferson, 14.0
John Semlitsch, Columbia Independent, 12.5
Kevin Hengemuehle, Northeast, 11.67
Brady McCaskey, Polo, 9.5
Tyler Davison, St. Joseph Christian, 6.4
Aaron Schmidt, St. Joseph Christian, 4.4
Clayton Woolery, Thomas Jefferson, 4.25

Class 2
Luke Voyles, Twin Rivers, 15.0
Aidan Coyle, Barstow, 13.6
Sam Miller, Richland, 10.0
Blake Roberts, College Heights, 8.0
Rebecca Marvin, Barstow, 7.0
Nathan McFeeters, Fordland, 7.0
Josh Keller, Scotland, 6.67

Al Nicolai Fri, 05/11/2012 - 11:19am

2012 MACA Conference September 23-24

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 8:04am

The annual MACA Conference will happen on September 23-24, 2012, in Columbia. All coaches and sponsors (especially new coaches and sponsors!)are encouraged to attend. The Missouri State High School Activities Association will tentatively “host,” providing conference and breakout rooms for the Monday sessions, thanks to the generous intercession of MSHSAA Associate Executive Director Stacy Schroeder. That means that planning for next year begins, and the window of opportunity opens for volunteers who have new ideas (or even old ones) for presenting breakout sessions.

2011 MACA Honorees

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Fri, 09/30/2011 - 7:43pm

2011 Coaches of the Year

  • Class 1 — David Reiter, Mound City
  • Class 2 — Roger Stephens, Richland
  • Class 3 — Melissa Ross, Savannah
  • Class 4 — Lisa Crawford and Mike Hill, Ladue Horton Watkins

2010-11 Carol Farmer Founder's Award

  • Bart Mitchell, North County

2011 Annual MACA Conference

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Wed, 09/28/2011 - 3:07pm

The annual conference of the Missouri Academic Coaches Association—also known as “The First-Ever Second Annual Brainstorm at the Lake”—took place on Sept. 25-26, 2011, at Osage Beach, Missouri. The free exchange of ideas, information and opinions scored a success with attendees from across the state (except for that one grouchy guy—you know the one I mean.)

Membership and Convention Registration

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Thu, 09/01/2011 - 1:42pm

MACA Membership/Convention Registration
Name ________________________________________________________________
School Affiliation ________________________________________________________
Email Address __________________________________________________________
Alternate Email _________________________________________________________
Membership (circle one)
Individual Membership $25 Two from same school $40 Three from same school $55
Additional Member Names and email:

MACA Convention Info

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 7:19am

The MACA lame-duck president has been nudged by an attentive member to put more comprehensive convention news here at the website, so here's some. The special MACA rate for the Inn at Grand Glaize should still be $65; call the Inn for reservations. The Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Highway 54, Osage Beach, MO 65065-3279, (573) 348-4731.

Convention fees will stay at last year's rate of $25. MACA membership fees also remain consistent at $25, with a bargain rate of $15 for additional coaches or members from the same school.

MACA Officer Positions Open

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 12:05pm

Word spreads that the current president will not run for re-election at the MACA convention in September at the Inn at Grand Glaize. In addition, the vice-president, "The" Bob Brown, announced in the spring his intention to retire from coaching after a remarkable career at Richland. The MACA treasurer position has remained unfilled for almost a year, with Bob and president Al Nicolai swapping acting treasurer responsibilities. The election of new officers, then, will reign as a priority for the business meeting.

First MOQBA Convention Offering

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 11:55am

The enthusiastic gang at the Missouri Quiz Bowl Association have volunteered, in the person of Charlie Dees, to direct a session at the September 26 MACA Convention entitled "Pyramidal and NAQT Questions in Missouri Explained." As envisioned, the presentation would be "intended to be an explanation of pyramidal quizbowl and the new pyramidal circuit that has emerged locally over the last few years, and how it relates to the new NAQT-written MSHSAA tournament which uses a large (number) of pyramidal questions." This should be a hot-button topic, with talk of shifting the format of the jv stat