• Last Updated - July 9, 2018
  • 2018 Football Meeting Schedule

    Mark your calendars! Fall is just around the corner, and with that, the start of our annual COA Football Meetings. A full list of meetings is available through the link here. We hope to see you join us as we get ready for another great season!

  • Johnny Garcia and Mike Luzzi - IBCA HOF Inductees!

    Huge congratulations go out to COA members Johnny Garcia and Mike Luzzi on their induction to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame! The ceremony took place on May 5 on the campus of Illinois State University and saw them honored for their achievements in officiating! Congrats Johnny and Mike!
  • COA Annual Banquet - Recap

    COA members celebrated another successful year at the COA Annual Banquet. On April 27, we were excited to honor Hall of Fame welcomes 2018 inductees Bill Neketis and Bill Jones along with Ellie Hasan Award Recipient Frank Lenti. Full bios on our honorees and a full list of past recipients can be found in our banquet brochure.
  • COA Scholarship Awards and Applications

    The COA Board is excited to announce that applications for the "LT Bonner" Football and "Rich Weiler" Basketball Scholarships are now available. Applications should be turned in as early as possible prior to the camp or clinic you intend to attend and will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. Awards will be disseminated at the discretion of the board. There is a total of $500 of dedicated dollars available per sport. To be eligible, applicants must:

    1) Must be a dues paying member of the Association for the sport you are seeking a scholarship.
    2) Must have attended at least 75% of the rules interpretation meetings conducted by the football or basketball committees.
    3) Must be willing to make a presentation on what you learned at the camp or clinic at a football or basketball rules interpretation meeting during the next season.
  • Registering for the Arbiter

    In order to be assigned games, all officials must register for The Arbiter. Full instructions on how to register and begin working games can be found here.

Upcoming Events

2018 Football Meetings

For full details - see announcements. All meetings at Hinsdale South unless otherwise noted.

Unified Meeting - July 31

IACO Clinic (Naperville North) - August 4

Kicking Game - August 7

Division III Clinic (Wisc Lutheran) - August 11

Running Game and Blocking - August 14

Passing Game - August 21

Penalty Enforcement; TD, TB, Safety - August 28

Unified Meeting - September 4

Mechanics - September 11

Pace of Play; What Can Go Wrong - September 18

Relations and Communications - September 25

Football Social (De La Salle HS) - October 2

COA Annual Meeting (St. Laurence HS) - October 4

Playoff/Rivalry Prep, Close Game Philosophy - October 9

Unified Meetings - Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13

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