MAC Cross Country and Track & Field

 

Mineral Area College to Offer New Sports in 2018-2019


The Mineral Area College Athletic Department is proud to announce the addition of four new
NJCAA sports to its athletic department, which will begin competition during the 2018-2019
academic year. The college will field teams in men’s and women’s cross country in the fall and
men’s and women’s outdoor track and field in the spring. Student-athletes participating in cross
country will have the opportunity to take part in distance events during the spring track and field
season.

All four sports will compete at the NJCAA Division III level. Mineral Area College
anticipates that the addition of the four sports will bring between 20 and 40 new student-athletes
to campus. Each of the teams will use the Mineral Area College campus to practice and compete.


Steve Davis Hired as Mineral Area College’s First Cross Country and Track and Field Coach


Steve Davis has been officially hired as the head coach for the college’s new cross country and
track and field programs. Coach Davis had an extremely successful career as a cross country and
track coach at the high school level. Davis’ coaching career began at Branson High School,
where he coached track from 1982-1985. From 1985 to 1989, Steve taught physical education at
Viburnum Middle School and coached cross country and track at Viburnum High School.

During his time at Viburnum, Davis helped coach the cross country team to a 3rd place finish at state
competition and the school’s first ever state championship in 1986. From 1990 to 2015, Davis
taught physical education at Potosi Middle School and was the head cross country coach at Potosi
High School. In 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2013, Davis led the Potosi cross
country team to state championships. He also helped coach Potosi’s track team to state
championships in 2006 and 2007. In 1997, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2013, Davis was
named Missouri Class 3 Coach of the Year for cross country. He was also named National
Federation High School Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2003-2004 and 2006-2007.
Coach Davis was inducted into the Missouri Cross Country and Track Coaches Association Hall
of Fame in 2009. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Heath from School
of the Ozarks and a master’s degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University.