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  • 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...
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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • in Press Release

    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, ...

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 National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) 2019 “Girls’ Track & Field Coach of the Year.  Sue’s entire 45-year coaching career has been at Bigfork High School.  She has been recognized as Montana Coaches Association’s COY in T&F and Cross Country 8 times since 1985.  Loeffler was inducted into the MCA Hall of Fame in 2004.

Rodney Tweet, 38-year Geraldine Football head mentor was named NHSACA’s 2019 Football Coach of the Year. Rod is a 5x MCA 6-Man Football Coach of the Year and was inducted into the MCA Hall of Fame in 2009.

Robin Smith, long-time assistant coach at Bridger was named NHSACA’s 2019 Girls’ Assistant Coach of the Year.  Coach Smith has been an assistant coach at Bridger for 34 years, 30 of those years as and assistant Volleyball coach.  Robin was named the MCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017.

         Ron Jones, long-time Missoula Hellgate coach, was inducted into the NHSACA Hall of Fame on Tuesday at their Hall of Fame Banquet in Sioux Falls, SD.  (Ron’s bio Attached)

Award winners, Susan Loeffler, Rodney Tweet, Robin Smith and Ron Jones, will be recognized at the MCA Awards Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 1st, at the CMR High School Auditorium (Great Falls) during the 52nd Annual Montana Coaches Association Multi-Sports Coaches Clinic.  After the awards ceremony, a complimentary luncheon will be served.  Friends and family are welcome to attend.

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