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The Fitzsimmons-John Arena, with a 2, 650 seat capacity became the new home of over 6 decades of Greyhound basketball excellence in 1998. This excellence has garnered four national championships, 26 Region XVI titles, and 42 NJCAA All-Americans for the men, and one national championship, 13 Region XVI championships and 21 NJCAA All-Americans for the women’s program.

The arena is named for the two most famous coaching eras in Greyhound basketball. Coaches Maurice John and Cotton Fitzsimmons’ careers at Moberly are legendary. The instant replays are still being recounted. It was the golden era of Greyhound Basketball, those years in the mid 50’s and 60’s. The two have almost identical winning averages at 79% and 78%. They both won two back-to-back National Championships and went on to coach for many years after leaving Moberly.

Maury John went on to coach at Drake University until 1971 and to Iowa State until 1974 winning Missouri Valley Coach of the Year four times and the U.S. Basketball Writers Coach of the Year in 1969.

After a successful stop at Kansas State, Cotton went on to coach NBA basketball ending his career in 1996 with 832 NBA victories.

 

 

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Directions to Fitzsimmons-John Arena

From the North
Take Hwy 63 South, case when you get to Moberly turn right on EE (Rollins Street). Follow this road all the way through town (one stoplight, 3 stop signs). When you dead end into the College turn left on College Avenue; at next stop sign turn right on Fisk Avenue. Go through one stop sign and make the next right (into college property). Turn left at end of first parking lot and Activity Center will be in front of you.

From the South
Take Hwy 63 North, when you get to Moberly turn left on EE(Rollins Street). Follow this road all the way through town (one stoplight, 3 stop signs). When you dead end into the College turn left on College Avenue; at next stop sign turn right on Fisk Avenue. Go through one stop sign and make the next right (into college property). Turn left at end of first parking lot and Activity Center will be in front of you.

From the West
Take Hwy 24 East to the light at Holman Road, turn right on Holman Road. Continue through 2 stop signs. One block past second stop sign (Reed) turn left into back drive into Activity Center. You will see Activity Center on your left before you get to the driveway.

From the East
Take Hwy 24 West past Hwy 63 intersection. At the light at Holman Road turn left onto Holman Road. Continue on this road through 2 stop signs. One block past second stop sign (Reed) turn left into back drive into Activity Center. You will see Activity Center on your left before you get to the driveway.

About Greyhounds

The Greyhounds tradition dates back to the 1930s. Winning coaches, supportive faculty, and a devoted fan base make MACC a great place for growth on & off the court.

Contact Us

Address: 101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270, United States

Phone: (660) 263-4100

Email: athletics@macc.edu