Coaching Awards


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Richard Fairchild Coach of the Year award

The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA) annually honors the Richard Fairchild Coaches of the Year. These individuals represent the Associations outstanding coaches in each of the MSHSAA five classifications. The award is named to honor Richard Fairchild, a 1990 MBCA Hall of Fame selection who coached 28 years, winning 463 games, a state title, and making 5 appearances at the Show-Me Showdown.

Nomination Form

Ryan Shaw National HS Basketball Coaches Assoc. Coach of the Year

Since 2011, the National High School Basketball Coaches association honors coaches for service to their state and efforts toward upholding the MBCA mission, "to promote basketball in Missouri". 

In 2017, the award was renamed to honor longtime MBCA board member Ryan Shaw.  Promoting basketball was a passion for Coach Shaw, his first elementary camp had five athletes show up, and four years later his elementary camp had over 100 athletes. Coach Shaw was involved in the MBCA for nearly two decades serving as Vice President, President, and Past President.  He encouraged many of the board members to get involved and expanded participation during his tenure.  He was also a huge contributor to expanding the MBCA clinic in the fall and instigating and developing the Missouri Challenge Event. Coach Shaw left behind a legacy of passion for basketball. His players and coaches that worked with him will always be inspired by his energy for basketball and life.


2022 Winners

Boys:  Tony Irons, Vashon  

Girls:  Jay Allen, Otterville 


Kevin "Cub" Martin Assistant Coach of the Year

This award was named to honor longtime Nixa Basketball Assistant Coach Kevin "Cub" Martin.  A lifelong Nixa resident, Martin helped lead the Eagles to the 1978 Class 2 Missouri State Championship.  He worked as a volunteer assistant while attending college and was hired in 1992 to coach the Nixa Junior High teams.

He became Coach Jay Osborne’s top assistant in 1993, where he served until his passing in 2004.  The Eagles won the 1999 Class 3 State Championship, placed 3rd in the 2002 Class 3 Final Four, and won District Titles in 1994 and 1998 with Coach Martin.  His loyalty to Nixa High School and the Nixa community was never in question and proudly displayed.

Kevin was sincere, unselfish, and just a great man.  He left a permanent impact on all of those who met him.  The MBCA adopted this award in 2005 and recognizes assistant coaches throughout the state of Missouri each season.

Past winners by year include: 

2005    Andrea Salmon  Jefferson City

           Rich Rogers    Parkway West

2006    Gail Jones        Jefferson City


2008    Bill Kimminau    Borgia

2009    Scott Stallcup    Webster Groves

2010    Charlie Walsh     Vianney

2011    Mary Arnold       Branson

2012    Steve Meyers     Platte County

2013    Bob Goessling    St. Joseph's Academy

2014    Brock Blansit     Nixa

2015    Brian James      Sikeston

            Courtney Haskell  Hickman

2016    Derek Hoffman     Marquette

2017 Terry Cochran   Vianney

2018    Armeake Estes   Kirkwood

2019    Joe Poor     Branson

2020   Mike Shanfeld   Parkway South

2021   John Robinson, Ste. Genevieve

2022   Brad Sutterer, Kirkwood (Girls)

             Rob James, Liberty North (Boys)

Nomination Form

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John Wooden Legacy Award (Inaugural Year) 

The John Wooden Legacy Award is given by the National High School Basketball Coaches Association (NHSBCA) to a coach that is either active, retired, or it may be awarded posthumously.  The coach must demonstrate excellence on the court, in the classroom and in the community.  The coach was/is an Educator (Teacher, Paraprofessional, Administrator, Athletic Director, or other school personnel).  The coach should also continue to give back to the game of basketball and embody the characteristics of John Wooden. 


The NHSBCA has selected as the Missouri winners of the John Wooden Legacy Award: 


Girls: Jeni Hopkins 

Boys: Jay Blossom 


2022 MBCA Coaches of the Year

Boys & Girls Class 1 - 6 Richard Fairchild Coaches of the Year



CLASS 1 Dusty Dinkins, South Iron 

CLASS 2 Shane Chadwell, Norwood 

CLASS 3 Jamarcus Williams, Charleston 

CLASS 4 Tony Irons, Vashon 

CLASS 5 Justin Mathes, Webster Groves

CLASS 6 Justin Tatum, Christian Brothers College



CLASS 1 Tyler Pederson, South Nodaway/Jefferson Conception (Platte Valley) 

CLASS 2 Andy Hampton, Wellington-Napoleon  

CLASS 3 Beau Swopes, Eldorado Springs

CLASS 4 Jacob Yorg, John Burroughs 

CLASS 5 Scott Womack, West Plains 

CLASS 6 Dan Rolfes, Incarnate Word Academy 

2020 Coaches of Year Recognition

Boys and Girls Class 1-5 Richard Fairchild Coaches of the Year


CLASS 1 Rick Luna (Dora)

CLASS 2 Brett Reed (Hartville)

CLASS 3 Ryan Johnson (Cardinal Ritter) and Danny Farmer (Charleston)

CLASS 4 Joe Rothweiler (Helias), Joe Unterreiner (Cape Girardeau Notre Dame), Tony Irons (Vashon), and Aaron Ihms (Raytown South)

CLASS 5 Justin Tatum (CBC), Chris Neff (Staley), Frank Bennett (Chaminade), and Mitch McHenry (Kickapoo)


CLASS 1 Rory Henry (Walnut Grove)

CLASS 2 Cori Elms (East Buchanan)

CLASS 3 Dustin Larsen (Strafford)

CLASS 4 Brad Shorter (Carl Junction), Kirk Boeller (Cape Girardeau Notre Dame), Dan Rolfes (Incarnate Word Academy), and Jeff Atkins (Lincoln Prep Academy)

CLASS 5 Chantell Polk (Hazelwood Central), Monica Tritz (Kirkwood), Mark Spigarelli (Blue Springs), and Jill Nagel (Rock Bridge)



Coach of the Year Award Winners

Bryce Kemper

Bryce Kemper

Matt Thomas_Ryan Shaw Award

Matt Thomas

Trevyor Fisher_Ryan Shaw Award

Trevyor Fisher

Jason Merkel_Ryan Shaw Award

Jason Merkel

Brett Goodwinl_Ryan Shaw Award

Brett Goodwin

Jay Blossom

Jay Blossom

Aaron Ihm

Aaron Ihm

Monica Tritz

Monica Tritz

Rod Elms

Rod Elms

Derek Petty

Derek Petty

Pete McBride

Pete McBride



Richard Fairchild Coach of the year Award Winners

Class 4 Coach of Year Altonio Irons

Altonio Irons

Class 4
Class 5 Coach of the Year Monica Tritz

Monica Tritz

Class 5
Class 3 Coach of the Year Steve Frank

Steve Frank

Class 3
Class 4 Coach of the Year Dan Rolfes

Dan Rolfes

Class 4
Class 2 Coach of the Year Kevin Cheek

Kevin Cheek

Class 2
Class 2 Coach of the Year Joe Shoemaker

Joe Shoemaker

Class 2
Class 1 Coach of the Year Dan Owens

Dan Owens

Class 1
Class 1 Coach of the Year Del Morley

Del Morley

Class 1


Richard Fairchild Coach of the year Award Winners



Richard Fairchild Coach of the year Award Winners



Richard Fairchild Coach of the year Award Winners