You can help support the promotion of academic competition in Missouri.

All Missouri academic coaches, as well as those interested in promoting excellence in academic competition, are eligible for membership in MACA.

MACA uses its dues to purchase medals for all-district and all-state teams, to host a state-wide Junior Varsity tournament, and to support Missouri national competition teams. We also provide aid and information to coaches through newsletters and e-mail correspondence. In addition, MACA hosts an informative annual convention each fall.

2014 MSHSAA State Championships

Submitted by Scott Allen on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:45am

The 2014 MSHSAA State Championships were held on the University of Missouri's campus on May 9th (Class 1 & 2) and May 10th (Class 3 & 4). Congratulations to all teams who qualified for this event. The following teams are the 2014 State Champions:

Class 1 - Thomas Jefferson Independent

Class 2 - Richland

Class 3 - Hallsville

Class 4 - Ladue Horton Watkins

Also, the following participants were awarded medals in recognition of qualifying for the MACA All-State teams:

Class 1
1. Luke Schuster (Pilot Grove) 20.66

JV State Tournament

Submitted by Scott Allen on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:33pm

On Saturday, March 15th, MACA held the 2014 JV State Tournament at Rock Bridge High School. The state of Missouri was well represented by a very competitive field of teams. This tournament ran very smoothly and efficiently due to the wonderful staff that volunteered to help. We had many coaches, former players, and MACA officers that all worked to help staff the tournament.

2013 MACA Annual Conference

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 7:55am

The annual meeting of the Missouri Academic Coaches Association takes place Monday, October 7, 2013, at the headquarters of the Missouri High School Activities Association at 1 North Keene Street in Columbia. Conference registration is $25; more information on advance payment of this and annual membership dues can be found at the Members link on this page.

In Memoriam: MACA VP Bob Brown

Submitted by Al Nicolai on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 1:24pm

It is with great sadness that we forward the news of the recent passing of MACA vice-president Bob Brown, longtime member of the coaching staff at Richland High School. Bob had maintained his strong connections to our activity despite a series of strokes over the last several months. In the words of Bill Luce, the dean of Missouri academic competition, "Bob was very dedicated to Scholar Bowl and he will be missed."

2012 State Tournament Individual Medalists

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

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

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 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.)