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

De Smet Jesuit High School Junior Varsity Invitational Touranment

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Tom Sothers
Question Set or Provider

The De Smet J.V. Invitational tournament will be held at De Smet Jesuit High School on Feb 5, 2011. The field will be limited to 24 teams, additional teams per school allowed on first come basis.. J.V. is defined as only Freshmen or Sophomores. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the coaches meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. Please enter the school by way of the commons door on the Emerson Rd (Highway 270) side of the school. All teams are requested to bring a buzzer system (ten dollar discount). Please make checks payable to De Smet Jesuit High School.

2010 MACA Convention summary

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Wed, 09/29/2010 - 8:16pm
Nighttime photo of the lake.  We were here.  Where were you?
We were here. Where were you?

“The Brainstorm at the Lake,” MACA’s annual conference, hit the Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach on September 26-27, and was declared a success. The day featured a variety of breakout sessions, a “new” president in the morning, and an election of a vice-president in the afternoon. Coach of the Year awards went to four top coaches, and member-emeritus Troy Kinast won the Carol Farmer Founders Award. One karma-charmed member won a new ZeeCraft buzzer system, donated by the ZeeCraft people.

2010 MACA Honorees

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Wed, 09/29/2010 - 8:11pm

2010 Coaches of the Year

  • Class 1 — Lori Chester, St. Joseph Christian
  • Class 2 — Jen Padberg, Barstow
  • Class 3 — Shawn Logan, Smithville
  • Class 4 — Bob Odzinski, Kirksville

2009-10 Carol Farmer Founder's Award

  • Troy Kinast, Thomas Jefferson