2018 Norm Stewart Classic Results
Exposure opp set in June
The mission of the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association is to promote basketball in the state of Missouri.
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MBCA Hall of Fame Inductees
The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association is proud to release their 2020 Hall of Fame class to be inducted at a ceremony on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm.
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Awards Celebration put on hold
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Holley is receiving the Hall of Fame’s Pinnacle Award, which was created in 2019 and is presented to an individual for a lifetime of work enhancing sports in the Show-Me State. Holley coached 51 seasons, including 48 as a college head coach. He compiled a 918-577 record, making him the all-time winningest coach among Missouri four-year colleges. He spent 40 seasons coaching the men’s basketball program at William Jewell College before retiring after the 2019 season, with his teams earning a 831-458 record. He led 14 teams to the NAIA Tournament. Four of those teams reached the NAIA Final Four and three advanced to the Elite Eight. His teams also won 11 Heart of America Athletic Conference regular-season crowns. He also guided 25 William Jewell teams to 20-win seasons. His program produced 24 All-Americans. A graduate of Jameson High School and William Jewell, Holley coached one year at Harrisburg and six seasons at Central Methodist (61-93) and two seasons at Northwest Missouri State (26-26) before taking over at William Jewell in 1979. He is a 2009 inductee of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
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In November 2019, Neier entered his 33rd season as the boys basketball coach of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington, with a record of 722-212, nine Final Fours and five state championships (1993, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2009). The state titles are tied with four others for fourth-most in state history. Neier has guided the program to four other Final Fours, earning three runner-up finishes (1998, 2010, 2011) and third-place hardware in 1995. His teams also have earned 24 district titles. A 1971 graduate of Borgia, Neier played football at Central Methodist University, basketball at East Central College and graduated from the University of Central Missouri. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Washington High School. At Borgia, he also coached baseball (1991-1994), earning a 44-35 record, and his 1994 team reached the state quarterfinals. He has been the boys golf coach since 2000, winning the Class 3 state title in 12 and 10 district titles.
Neier was previously selected to the MBCA Hall of Fame.
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Congrats to the following coaches for reaching a significant coaching milestone during the 2019-2020 season.
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The complete list of matchups for the 2019 Norm Stewart Classic, which will be played at Mizzou Arena after 11 years at Columbia College.
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East Buchanan HS is proud to announce the naming of the high school basketball court after the Iba family. Lucille, Henry, Howard, Clarence, and Earl Iba were born and raised in Easton, and from there, went on to have successful basketball coaching careers. Most notably Henry Iba who went on to win two NCAA National Titles at Oklahoma State University, served as head coach of three U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball teams, and finished his career with 751 wins. Henry is enshrined in seven hall of fames, including the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. All four of the Iba brothers are enshrined in the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame located in Springfield, Missouri.
Thursday, November 21 a banquet to honor the family will be held at the Stoney Creek Inn, St. Joseph, Missouri with dinner starting at 6:00P.M., and a question and answer session to follow.
The following coaches are scheduled to appear:
Moe Iba - Son of Henry Iba
Gene Iba - Son of Clarence Iba
Skip Iba - Son of Clarence Iba
Norm Stewart - University of Missouri
Kim Anderson - Pittsburg State University
Tom Smith - Missouri Western State University
Larry Holley - William Jewell College
Sundance Wicks - Current Missouri Western State University coach
These coaches have over 3,200 combined wins
Tables are very limited and will be sold on a first come-first serve basis. Individual tickets will not be sold, only tables of eight. Table cost is $240.00
Friday, November 22 - The East Buchanan High School basketball
court will be named after the Iba family. Ceremony will begin at
For tickets, please call the East Buchanan Middle School at
(816)-473-2451 or email David Elms at firstname.lastname@example.org