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  • 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...
  • 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...

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 for the Clinic, we will be sending you a separate email with instructions.

·         While we have been approved to host the Clinic, Steak Fry and Awards Ceremony, we also have committed to follow COVID-19 guidelines to the best of our ability.  Your cooperation in this effort will be critical for the success and safety of our event.  We will send more info as the clinic nears.  We do understand that for some of you, attending this year would not be safe, and we respect that decision.

If you have not joined MCA for the 2020-21 year, we encourage you to join now, so that you are able to enjoy a full year of benefits.  The membership year runs June 1st – May 31st

·         You may join today at by following this link.   While online memberships are preferred, you can find the hard copy application on the MCA website-member tab-“forms”

·          If you plan to attend the clinic, please wait until July 1st so that you are able to join and register for the clinic at the same time.

While we have had some speaker cancellations, we still have an outstanding line-up of presenters.  We are working on an updated schedule that we will get online and out via email as soon as possible. Again, we thank you for your patient enthusiasm.  It is going to be another great Clinic, preparing us for an outstanding 2020-21 sports season!                                                                                                                                                   

Don Olsen
Montana Coaches Association

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