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Make your plans now for the 2021 Coaches Workshop!
September 18: The 2021-2022 Coaches Workshop will be hosted by Region 7 on the Campus of Missouri State University in Springfield. Look for a detailed workshop schedule including a list of breakout sessions to be posted later this summer. A special session for new coaches will be held Friday, September 17.
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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.