Mid Coast Officials Association (MCOA)

MCOA Sports Officials

We provide top quality sports officials (Referees & Umpires) for mutliple sports for Brevard, Volusia, and Indian River County public and private schools.

2023 Hall of Fame Ceremony

The MCOA Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Saturday August 26, 2023, starting at 5:30 at the P.O.W. / M.I.A. Community Center (formerly known as Pineda Landing), located on US 1, just north of Pineda causeway (5995 N. US Highway 1, Melbourne, FL 32940).

If you would like to attend please send an email to: MCOA News

Pictures and Video from last year's event may be viewed in the ABOUT section.

2023 Hall of Fame Ceremony Guest Speaker

Gary Shifrin

Gary Shiffrin had a 42-year career tied to the Brevard County public school system before his retirement in 2013. He relished the opportunity to impact kids as an educator.
Shiffrin's record included service as dean of students, coach, assistant principal, principal and athletic director. Additionally, he was heavily involved with the Cape Coast Conference, which included all Brevard and Indian River County schools. He started as the secretary and treasurer and eventually assumed the role of Commisssioner in 1991. Shiffrin held that position for 21 years.

2023 General Membership Meeting

2023 General

The Mid Coast Officials Association 2023 General Membership Meeting was held on Monday, June 26 at 6:30pm.
Meeting details forthcoming. Contact your Sport Comissioner for further details.

Referee shortage putting Southwest Florida high school football schedule in jeopardy

This is unfortunately not a unique story. It is happening all across the country. MCOA is always looking for sports officials across our 9 sports (football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, girls lacrosse, boys lacrosse). See our web site for more information about why you should become a sports official and instructions on how to become a sports official.
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The Final Call

The Final Call
The Final Call

The MCOA would like to acknowledge our team members that have gone home after the final whistle. This page is dedicated to them, their families, friends and loved ones so they might know we have remembered them and their life that was a part of our team.
Missed and not forgotten

A Plea For Help

This is a plea for help for our Sports Officials (Referees and Umpires). Many who read this post may have a loved one who plays sports, or you play sports, or you just enjoy watching sports. Sports official assault is unfortunately a growing issue. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, 80% of high school sports officials quit before their third year.
Plea For Help

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New Football Commissioner

Duane Summers
Duane Summers

Thank you Roy Holbeck for your many years of service. Please welcome back Duane Summers as the MCOA Football Commissioner!

We Need You!

The Mid-Coast Officials Association (MCOA) is looking for new refereees and umpires.

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The MCOA, through its unique multi-sports model, strives to:

  • Provide high quality FHSAA certified sports officiating and administrative services at fair, reasonable, and competitive pricing levels.
  • Support our member officials, schools, coaches, administrators in our united mission to serve student-athletes in interscholastic competition with excellence.

Latest MCOA President's Message

Fellow Members and Officials –
As I write this message during Sports Officials Appreciation week it seems most appropriate to express gratitude and thanks to all of our members who makes high school competition possible by providing our services. We do this for a lot of reasons to include the camaraderie of working with our fellow members, making some extra money, getting exercise, etc. The biggest reasons we do this though is for the love of the game and our desire to give back to the game and community based on the positive impact sports has made in our lives. It is not easy to be a Ref, Umpire, or Official and it takes a special person to do what we do.
Yours in Sports,
Steve Muzzy
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The Mid Coast Officials Association is sanctioned by the Florida High School Athletic Assoc. (FHSAA).

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Satellite Beach, FL., 32937

Last update: July 07 2023 16:11:12