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Announcements and Updates:
January 15: Rules for the event Write It, CAD It are now posted on our website and have been placed in the coaches dashboard. This event will take the place of Write It, Do It.
January 14: Suggested room layouts for Satellite Science Olympiad tournaments have been posted to the Coaches Information page.
December 29: We are continuing to receive feedback from teams that have participated in virtual invitational tournaments. Feedback and helpful hints for participating in a Satellite Science Olympiad tournament have been added to our Coaches Information page. We will update these as we hear more from other teams and states.
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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.