You can help support the promotion of academic competition in Missouri.

All Missouri academic coaches, as well as those interested in promoting excellence in academic competition, are eligible for membership in MACA.

MACA uses its dues to purchase medals for all-district and all-state teams, to host a state-wide Junior Varsity tournament, and to support Missouri national competition teams. We also provide aid and information to coaches through newsletters and e-mail correspondence. In addition, MACA hosts an informative annual convention each fall.

2011 Annual MACA Conference

The annual conference of the Missouri Academic Coaches Association—also known as “The First-Ever Second Annual Brainstorm at the Lake”—took place on Sept. 25-26, 2011, at Osage Beach, Missouri. The free exchange of ideas, information and opinions scored a success with attendees from across the state (except for that one grouchy guy—you know the one I mean.)

2010 MACA Convention Survey

If you attended the 2010 MACA Convention, we would appreciate hearing what you thought about it. Please complete this survey so that we can make next year's convention even better!

2010 MACA Convention summary

Nighttime photo of the lake.  We were here.  Where were you?
We were here. Where were you?

“The Brainstorm at the Lake,” MACA’s annual conference, hit the Inn at Grand Glaize in Osage Beach on September 26-27, and was declared a success. The day featured a variety of breakout sessions, a “new” president in the morning, and an election of a vice-president in the afternoon. Coach of the Year awards went to four top coaches, and member-emeritus Troy Kinast won the Carol Farmer Founders Award. One karma-charmed member won a new ZeeCraft buzzer system, donated by the ZeeCraft people.

2010 MACA Honorees

2010 Coaches of the Year

  • Class 1 — Lori Chester, St. Joseph Christian
  • Class 2 — Jen Padberg, Barstow
  • Class 3 — Shawn Logan, Smithville
  • Class 4 — Bob Odzinski, Kirksville

2009-10 Carol Farmer Founder's Award

  • Troy Kinast, Thomas Jefferson

Change in Date for MSHSAA Online Rules Review

Stacy Schroeder, Associate Executive Director of the Missouri State High School Activities Association, has announced that the MSHSAA has moved the date that the Scholar Bowl online rules review becomes available from the originally scheduled date of Friday, October 1 to Monday, October 4. The rulebook packets are being shipped on Wednesday, September 29 and people really need to have the rulebook in hand before they do the rules review. MSHSAA anticipates that more coaches will have them in hand if they post the review on Monday.

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