The Moore American

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August 14, 2013

Out with the old Mid-State, in with the new COAC

MOORE — On the same day high school football teams began practice for the upcoming season, seven Oklahoma school districts announced the formation of the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference (COAC).

The district — Moore, Norman, Edmond, Deer Creek, Stillwater, Yukon — will compete in the new conference starting in the 2014-15 school year. All varsity and sub varsity sports be under the COAC umbrella.

"We were invited to start an open dialogue about starting a new conference," Moore High athletic director Chad Mashburn said. "After looking at its benefits for our athletes it was hard not to want to be a part of it. At Moore High School we felt it was important to look at the future of our programs. The COAC gives us a strong voice in the state. The opportunity for scheduling all the way down the ladder was a big plus."

This will be the last year of the Mid-State Conference, which currently houses Norman, Norman North, Moore, Westmoore, Southmoore, Midwest City, Del City and Edmond Memorial.

Midwest City and Del City were not asked to be part of the new COAC, which will now include NHS, North, Moore, Westmoore, Southmoore, Edmond Memorial, Edmond North, Edmond Santa Fe, Yukon, Mustang, Deer Creek and Stillwater.

The dissolving of the Mid-State Conference caught the Bombers off guard. According to MWC athletic director Darrell Hall, he had heard rumblings about a super conference, but thought they would we part of it. He didn't find out until all the decisions had been made that the Bombers would not be included.

"To not be in a conference when you were an original member of the Mid-State, to not be included or asked to be a part of, it is what it is," MWC athletic director Darrell Hall said. "To not find out about something until it's all said and done, it doesn't make you happy."

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