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Illinois Coaches Clinic is Open to Missouri Coaches (and others)
The Great Lakes coaches clinic will be held virtually this year and is open to all coaches. If you are interested in this virtual clinic on November 4 and November 5 please see our News Updates page for a QR code to register and receive additional information.
We have begun adding invitational tournaments to our website. Be sure to check out our Invitational Tournaments page for more information. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your invitational listed on our website.
Registration for the 2021-2022 season is now open. Register your team by followng the menu link or clicking here.
Several regions have announced the dates of their tournaments. Be sure to check the regional tournament page for tournament updates.
August 31: At this time we are planning for all tournaments in Missouri to be held in-person. The decision to hold a tournament using the satellite Science Olympiad model will be made using guidance from our national office, which can be found here.
October 19: Several of our regional tournament locations may impose restrictions on in-person competitions, such as masking mandates. Regional and State Directors have full authority to enforce all mandates imposed by host institutions.
April 9, 2022: Save the date for the state tournament! The state tournament is moving to a new home, Missouri State University in Springfield.
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Greg got his start in Science Olympiad as a grad assitant at the University of South Dakota where he helped Dr. Paul Otto run the South Dakota State Science Olympiad Tournament. After leaving South Dakota, his first job was in Plattsburg, MO at Plattsburg High School. Unlike Plattsburg Middle School, the high school did not have a Science Olympiad team, a fact that Greg changed by starting the school's first Science Olympiad team. In that first year, five students made the trek to the regional tournament and promptly took last place. Despite the ranking, the SO bug bit the students at the high school and with a lot of work (and help from Mrs. S.) the program began to flourish. The high point of the Science Olympiad program at the high school (enrollment of 250) was 2001 when Plattsburg High School earned the right to help represent Missouri at the Science Olympaid National Tournament in Colorado Springs. Following his tenure at Plattsburg, Greg traveled to Oak Park High School where he coached with one of the greats in Missouri, Dr. Lario Yerino. After a transfer to Staley High School, Greg is content to let his wife take over the coaching as he stays beind the scenes, desperately trying not to mess anything up.