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    Montana coaches selected as Finalists for National Coach or AD of the Year

    The Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that the following 13 Montana Coaches and one Athletic Director have been selected as “Finalists” for National Coach or AD of the Year, by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA): Liz Flikkema Athletic Director Manhattan Christian Jeffrey Anderson Boys’ Assistant Flathead...
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    Ron Jones to be inducted into NHSACA

    Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that long-time Missoula Hellgate coach, Ron Jones, will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) HALL OF FAME at their annual convention in Bismarck, ND. The Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at the R...
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    Why I Give: an impact beyond measure

    by Mark Reed Every year, this season reminds me of the impact coaches have on athletes.  In my particular case, Ralph Halverson, my high school track coach, left an impact on me that is beyond measure.  He helped me learn that we can all achieve more than we think.  He taught me that we can...
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    2018 Fall Coach of the Year Awards

    December 19, 2018 Montana Coaches Association Media Release MCA is pleased to announce that the following coaches were selected, by a vote of member coaches, as “Coach of the Year” for their respective 2018 fall sport. They will be honored at the 2018 MCA Awards Ceremony, at 11:30 on August 1st at CMR High in Great...
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    Fall 2018 Newsletter

    Coaches, Attached is the Fall 2018 newsletter. A few highlights: MCA Membership update – did you know that 60+ schools pay the dues or clinic fees for their coaches! 2018 Clinic Reflections MSU Hall of Fame Display Update Click here to download...
  • in MCA Multisports Clinic

    51st Annual Multi-sports Clinic Brochure now available

    The MCA Clinic – August 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018 will feature another amazing lineup of guest speakers and clinicians. Newly added speakers: Jim Miller – Wrestling – Wartburg College Don Don Williams – Softball – North Idaho College Mike Miller – Softball – Helena Capital #LovingLifeAsACoach’sWife ̵...
  • in News from Executive Director, Press Release

    National Award Winners

    Don Olsen, MCA Executive Director, is pleased to announce that the following awards were presented this week at the National High School Athletic Coaches (NHSACA) annual convention in Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Bob Raeth, 47-year coaching veteran, was named the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) 2018 “Assistant Boys Coach of...
  • in News from Executive Director, Press Release

    2017-18 MCA Scholarship Recipients Announced

    Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that the following 2018 High School graduates are MCA scholarship recipients. They will be awarded at the MCA Awards Ceremony in the Great Falls CMR High Auditorium at 11:30 on August 2nd, in conjunction with the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic (Aug 1st-3rd). MCA is proud to honor these...
  • in Coach of the Year, Press Release

    2017-18 MCA Special Awards Announced

    MCA is pleased to announce that the following coaches have been selected for special awards that will be presented at the annual MCA Awards Ceremony on August 2nd, 2018 at CMR High Auditorium in Great Falls in conjunction with the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic. MCA Assistant Coaches of the Year Robin Smith Bridger Class C...
  • in Coach of the Year, Press Release

    Spring Coach of the Year Awards Announced

    MCA is pleased to announce that the following coaches were voted by their fellow MCA members, as “MCA Coach of the Year” for their respective sport.  They will be honored at the MCA Awards Program, in conjunction with the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic, on August 2nd, 2018 at the CM Russell High Auditorium in Great...
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    Spring 2018 Newsletter

    Coaches, Attached is the Spring 2018 newsletter. A few highlights: MCA Board Rotation 2018 Clinic updates Click here to download...
  • in Hall of Fame, Press Release

    MCA 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

    The Montana Coaches Association is proud to announce the induction of six new Hall of Fame Members in 2018. Congratulations to these 6 long-serving, outstanding coaches! Craig Finberg Posthumously – Dillon Larry Lucero Retired – Great Falls Pat Lynch Manhattan Bob Owen Polson Linda Paull Helena Daniel Weber Retired – Missoula Loyo...
  • in Hall of Fame, Press Release

    Shirley Chesterfield-Stanton to be inducted

    Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that long-time Helena Capital coach, Shirley Chesterfield-Stanton will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) HALL OF FAME at their annual convention’s Hall of Fame Luncheon, to be held at noon June 26, 2018, in Sioux Falls, SD.  Friends and family are invit...
  • in Coach of the Year, Press Release

    2018 Winter COY Announcement

    MCA is pleased to announce that the following coaches were selected, by a vote of member coaches, as “Coach of the Year” for their respective 2018 winter sport. They will be honored at the 2018 MCA Awards Ceremony, at 11:30 on Aug. 2nd at CMR HS in Great Falls.   Boys’ Basketball AA John Cislo...
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    14 Montana Coaches and 1 AD selected as Finalists for National Coach and AD of the Year

      The Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that the following 14 Montana Coaches and one Athletic Director have been selected as “Finalists” for National Coach or AD of the Year, by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA): Dennis Murphy Athletic Director   Havre High School   Bob Raeth Asst COTY, ...
  • in News from Executive Director

    Great new member benefits just announced!

    Dear MCA member, Your newest MCA member benefit, digital access to Coach & AD magazine, should start arriving in your inbox soon.   “Coach and Athletic Director” is published eight times annually, delivering the highest quality editorial for more than 30,000 coaches and athletic directors. We hope you enjoy this newest member benefi...
  • in Coach of the Year, News from Executive Director, Press Release

    Fall 2017 Coach of the Year

    Montana Coaches Association Media Release MCA is pleased to announce that the following coaches were selected, by a vote of member coaches, as “Coach of the Year” for their respective 2017 fall sport. They will be honored at the 2017 MCA Awards Ceremony, at 11:30 on August 2nd at Great Falls High.     Football...
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    Fall 2017 Newsletter

    Coaches, Attached is the Fall 2017-18 newsletter. A few highlights: COY Status and Membership Details 2017 Clinic Reflections Scholarship Update Click here to Download...
  • in Coach of the Year, Hall of Fame, News from Executive Director, Press Release

    MCA members win National Awards

    Montana Coaches Association MEDIA RELEASE Don Olsen, MCA Executive Director is pleased to announce the following: National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) “Athletic Director OF THE YEAR” Gary DeGooyer, Great Falls Athletic Director, was selected as the National Athletic Director of the Year by the National High School Athletic Coa...
  • in Coach of the Year, News from Executive Director

    2016-17 Assistant Coach of the Year

    June 16, 2017 Montana Coaches Association Media Release Submitted by: Don Olsen, Executive Director MCA is pleased to announce that the following Montana assistant coaches have been selected as “Assistant Coach of the Year” for their respective classification. They will be honored at the MCA Awards banquet, in conjunction with the MCA All-Sport Coa...

The Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that the following 13 Montana Coaches and one Athletic Director have been selected as “Finalists” for National Coach or AD of the Year, by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA):

Liz Flikkema Athletic Director Manhattan Christian
Jeffrey Anderson Boys’ Assistant Flathead
Terry Thomas Boys’ Basketball Beaverhead County
John Sillitti Boys’ Cross Country Manhattan
Rodney Tweet Football Geraldine
Robin Smith Girls’ Assistant Bridger
Karen Deden Girls’ Basketball Missoula Sentinel
Joanne Cleveland Girls’ Cross Country Corvallis
Susan Loeffler Girls’ Track & Field Bigfork
Owen Burch Golf Hamilton
Erika Cannon Soccer Bozeman
Julie Shepherd Special Sports (Cheer) Choteau
Ed McNamee Swimming GFHS/CMR
Wayne Moorman Volleyball Bridger

Coaches are nominated from each member state. 8 Finalists are selected in each sport category.  This is a tremendous honor for Montana and for each of these well-deserved individuals.

Finalists will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet which will take place at the NHSACA National Convention in Bismarck, ND, on the evening of June 26, 2019. The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA National Coach of the Year in nineteen recognized sports categories. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching, using a sport-specific rubric to assign points in each category.  NHSACA was formed by coaches, for coaches, and has been recognizing National Coaches of the Year since 1978.

Friends, family and fellow coaches are encouraged to attend the NHSACA Convention and Award Ceremony.  For more information, go to:  http://www.hscoaches.org/

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