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  • in Education, Encouragement, MCA Multisports Clinic

    SEPTEMBER ENCOURAGEMENT for COACHES

    Though September is almost over, we do hope to bring you some encouragement each month.  Below is a link to a presentation by Dr. Michael Matury, an MCA Clinic presenter of many years. We thank him for taking the time to record his presentation.  We hope you will find a few minutes to enjoy and...
  • in Education, News from Executive Director

    Jason Foundation presents:

    #IWONTBESILENT – RAISING THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION The Jason Foundation was scheduled to be one of our main presenters at the MCA Clinic this summer.  They have provided an informative presentation on suicide statistics in Montana with tools to identify and address this epidemic.  I believe this 40-minute video might be ...
  • in MCA Newsletter, News from Executive Director

    August Encouragement

    A message from your MCA Past President, Linda Paull... Here is hoping that everyone is staying healthy and has had a good summer getting re-energized and ready mentally and emotionally to take on the fall of 2020.  As we continue to deal with the loss of 2020 spring sports and the uncertainty of fall sports,...
  • in MCA Multisports Clinic, News from Executive Director, Press Release

    MCA Clinic is a Go!

    2019-20 MCA Members, We are moving forward with plans for the 2020 MCA Coaches Clinic.  The Clinic Pre-registration will open online on July 1st.  We thank you for your patience as we have walked through this process. ·         If you are already an 2020-21 member and want to register...
  • in MCA Multisports Clinic, Press Release

    2020 Scholarship Recipients Announced

    Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that the following 2020 high school graduates are recipients of MCA scholarships. We hope to be able to award them at the MCA Awards Ceremony in the Great Falls C. M. Russell High School Auditorium at 11:30 on July 30th, in conjunction with the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic...
  • in News from Executive Director

    Jeff Graham elected new MCA Class C Director

    The MCA elected Jeff Graham, of Belt, as their new Class C Director. Marietta Boyce – Winifred, Jeff Schultz – Alberton and Kellan Hall – Heart Butte were also nominees. MCA is grateful to all 4 of these fine coaches who stepped up to run for director. Kim Sorkness-DeCock has served as the Class C...
  • in Hall of Fame, Press Release

    2020 MCA Hall of Fame Inductees

    The Montana Coaches Association (MCA) is pleased to announce that 9 Montana coaches will be inducted into the MCA Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be a part of the 2020 MCA Awards Ceremony (in conjunction with the MCA Coaches Clinic), on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 11:30 am in Great Falls at the...
  • in Coach of the Year, Press Release

    Winter Sport “Coach of the Year” 2019-20

    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 2019-20 winter sport. They will be honored at the 2020 MCA Awards Ceremony, at 11:30 on July 30 at CMR High in Great Falls WrestlingAA Luis Carranza – Great Falls...
  • in Coach of the Year, Press Release

    Finalists for National Coach / AD of the Year announced.

    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 of the Year or AD of the Year, by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA): James Epperly Asst COY Boys’ Bigfork Jim Kola Asst COY Girls’ Glacie...
  • in Press Release

    Mark Yoakam to be inducted into NHSACA Hall of Fame

    Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that long-time Corvallis coach, Mark Yoakam will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) HALL OF FAME at their annual convention’s Hall of Fame Ceremony, to be held on July 22, 2020 in Lincoln, NE  Friends, and family are invited to attend: https://www.hscoac...
  • in Coach of the Year

    Fall 2019 Coach of the Year awards announced

    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 2019 fall sport. They will be honored at the 2020 MCA Awards Ceremony, at 11:30 on July 30 at CMR High in Great Falls. FootballAA Levi Wesche BozemanA Jeff Regan...
  • in MCA Newsletter

    Fall 2019 Newsletter

    Coaches, Attached is the Fall 2019 newsletter. Please note that hard copies will no longer be mailed out. A few highlights: Survey request MCA Hall of Fame now digital 2019 MCA Clinic Reflections Click here to download...
  • in MCA Multisports Clinic, News from Executive Director, Press Release

    2019 MCA Awards Program

    MCA Annual Awards Ceremony is part of the MCA Clinic on Thursday, August 1st at 11:30 am.  All in attendance are welcome to join us for lunch directly afterward. Notable, among many awards, are our 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees, Terry Bakken – Shields Valley (awarded posthumously), Paul Edwards – Columbus and Bob Howard – Great...
  • in Coach of the Year, News from Executive Director, Press Release

    Three Montana Coaches receive National Honors

    Montana Coaches Association MEDIA RELEASE Don Olsen, MCA Executive Director, is pleased to announce that 3 Montana Coaches received National Coach of the Year honors at the National High School Athletic Coaches (NHSACA) annual convention in Bismarck, North Dakota on Wednesday, June 26th: Susan Loeffler, T&F coach of 45 years, was named the Nati...
  • in Coach of the Year, News from Executive Director, Press Release

    Montana Coaches Association Media Release

    MCA is pleased to announce that the following coaches were voted by their fellow MCA members, as “MCA Coach of the Year” in their respective spring sport.  They will be honored at the MCA Awards Program, in conjunction with the MCA All-Sport Coaches Clinic, on August 1st, 2019 at the C M Russell High Auditorium...
  • in News from Executive Director, Press Release

    2019 Winter Coach of the Year Awards

    April 26, 2019 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 2018-19 winter sport. They will be honored at the 2019 MCA Awards Ceremony, at 11:30 on August 1st at CMR High in...
  • in Coach of the Year, News from Executive Director, Press Release

    2019 MCA Hall of Fame Inductees

                The Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that 3 Montana coaches will be inducted into the MCA Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be a part of the 11:30 MCA Awards Ceremony (in conjunction with the MCA Coaches Clinic), on Thursday, August 1, 2019, in the CMR High Auditorium. Family and friends...
  • in MCA Newsletter

    Winter 2019 Newsletter

    Coaches, Attached is the Winter 2019 newsletter. Please note that hard copies will no longer be mailed out. A few highlights: 2019 MCA clinic speakers announced Coach and AD Magazine subscriptions Scholarship deadlines upcoming Click here to download...
  • in Coach of the Year, News from Executive Director, Press Release

    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...
  • in News from Executive Director, Press Release

    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...

Though September is almost over, we do hope to bring you some encouragement each month.  Below is a link to a presentation by Dr. Michael Matury, an MCA Clinic presenter of many years. We thank him for taking the time to record his presentation.  We hope you will find a few minutes to enjoy and learn from this small piece of the 2020 MCA Coaches Clinic.  MCA President, Dennis Murphy, has also written a few words to encourage and challenge you.

Dr. Michael Matury joined the Great Falls Chiropractic Clinic in March of 2005. He began his undergraduate studies at Purdue University in 1983 in Electrical/Biomedical Engineering, graduating in 1991 with a B.S. in Biology. He received his D.C. degree in Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1989.

Mike Matury’s Video Presentation: “HIGH INTENSITY WEIGHT TRAINING”

A few words from your MCA President, Dennis Murphy:

Coach,

First, I thank you for sharing your passion for your sport with the student/athletes of Montana.  I believe that more than ever, your position as a coach is significant in the development and well-being of our students.  Students have the burning desire to get back into practices and competitions that has been interrupted by the pandemic.  The dedicated coaches/advisors of Montana will help this year’s student-athletes achieve their individual and team successes that they all have envisioned and been waiting for. 

I feel for those students who missed out on last spring’s sports seasons.  The memories and triumphs that were there for students and coaches have been lost forever.  This is why you and your athletes must cherish the opportunity to get back to the courts and playing fields this fall.  We need to be diligent in following guidelines that have been place before us to help minimize the chance of the spread of COVID-19, so that all athletes and coaches can cherish this time in their lives.  Take advantage of this season, developing  memories that will last a lifetime.  


I hope that all of you can find comfort, during this unprecedented time, and really enjoy the activities that you are dedicated to.  Savor the victories, whether large or small, and do not dwell on loses, rather learn from them.  Be thankful that you have the opportunity to be back and involved in activities that you deeply appreciate and love.  

We have all enjoyed the great victory of getting started again.  I hope that you have many more great victories and moments during your sports season and throughout the entire year.  Thanks again for what you do and BE SAFE.


Dennis Murphy

MCA President

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