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    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...
  • in Uncategorized

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

    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...
  • in MCA Newsletter

    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...
  • in MCA Newsletter

    Spring 2018 Newsletter

    Coaches, Attached is the Spring 2018 newsletter. A few highlights: MCA Board Rotation 2018 Clinic updates Click here to download...

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.hscoaches.org/summer-convention

The Montana Coaches Association is pleased to announce that Mark Yoakam, of Corvallis, has been chosen as the 2020 Montana inductee into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) Hall of Fame.  During his impressive 45-year career, Mark has been an integral part of an amazing 60 state trophies, as either head or assistant coach, including 28 State Championships. 

Yoakam invested 26 years at Glasgow, where the Girls’ Cross-Country teams set a national record, winning 8 straight titles with Mark heading the program for the final 5.  During his tenure, the Scotties collected 8 State Championships, 6 in Girls CC and one each in Boys T&F and Girls T&F.  Yoakam then moved to Sidney, Nebraska, for 6 years before returning to the Big Sky Country and Corvallis, MT, where he has become one of the state’s most respected assistant coaches. Mark has helped guide the Blue Devils to an amazing 36 state trophies, 20 of those being State Titles (6 Girls’ T&F, 5 Boys T&F, 5 Girls’ CC and 4 Boys’ CC) along with 16 other top-3 finishes, establishing Corvallis as one of the premier CC & T&F powers in Montana.

In recognition of his success with harriers and thin clads, Coach Yoakam has been a 3-time MCA Coach of the Year and an 11-time nominee.  He was also a nominee for Regional COY and was recognized by NHSACA as Assistant COY in 2016.  Understanding the importance of athletes being involved in multiple sports, Yoakam was instrumental in organizing the Girls’ Softball Association and serving as president.   He has also had stints as president of Regional Soccer,  American Legion Baseball, and Babe Ruth Baseball.

Mark’s induction ceremony will be in Lincoln, NE, on July 22nd.  The MCA is honored to recognize outstanding coach and long-time MCA member, Mark Yoakam, with this prestigious award.  Friends and family are invited to attend.

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