Day: January 16, 2019


Moberly Greyhounds coach Pat Smith has won over 700 games in his NJCAA coaching career. Coach Smith has certainly earned his way as one of three inductees to the 2019 class of the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Smith has racked up 716 career wins throughout his NJCAA coaching career which includes stops at Lincoln Land (IL), Wabash Valley (IL), Barton (KS), Jacksonville (TX), and Trinity Valley (TX).The Hounds currently have a record of 15-5 for the 2018-19 season.

In Smith’s 33 years of NJCAA coaching, he has accumulated five NJCAA region coach of the year honors (two at Wabash Valley, three at MACC). Coach Smith has guided his programs to 10 consecutive 20-win seasons, five regional championships and four district championships while also finishing inside the final top-20 NJCAA rankings on ten separate occasions. In addition to these accomplishments, Smith has helped over 100 players move on to NCAA Division I programs.

Pat Smith’s responsibilities go beyond the court, as he currently serves as the NJCAA Region 16 Men’s Director and the Board of Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. Pat has previously served as the NJCAA Region 14 Basketball Coaches Chair.

A Missouri Sports Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Smith becomes the eighth Moberly Area Community College-affiliated member inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Smith is a 1981 graduate of Bluefield College in Bluefield, VA.

The NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame started in 1984 and now features 156 members. The 2019 Hall of Fame class celebration will be March 18-23 at the NJCAA DI Men’s Basketball National Championship in Hutchinson, KS.



Region 16 Contest doubleheader at 5 and 7

The Moberly Area Comm. College Basketball Teams will be back in action on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 as they host NJCAA Region 16 opponent State Fair Comm. College. The women’s contest will start at 5:00 pm with the Men’s game following at approximately 7:00 pm. The Men’s Team currently stands 15-5 with an 8 game winning streak and 1-0 in Regional Play after an opening 113-87 victory over Three Rivers on Sunday.

“Very big challenge for us tonight vs. State Fair, as all the remaining contests this season will be,” said Coach Pat Smith, “State Fair is a very talented team who I feel has multiple players who can really score. We’ve been really playing good defense during our winning streak and that must continue tonight. This region is very balanced this season and we look forward to the challenges that lie ahead starting tonight. This is the start of the time of the season that really counts and it’s very exciting for our fans and players.”