In the summer of 2014 Kevin Farley took over the soccer program at Missouri Military Academy and started the reconstruction process of a struggling program that 25 years ago under coach Richard Twells (and MMA Hall of Famer) lead the school to its first district championship in 1992. The same team went on to finish fourth in the state in Class 1A-3A.
A year later he got promoted to Athletic Director. After previously working in a couple of colleges and athletic programs he put underway his plan to position the Fighting Colonels Athletic program back in the spot light.
The soccer program after a 5-5 record in 2013, went up to a class 2 school classification in 2014 and ended with a 10-5-1 where they amounted a winning streak of six games leading to the end of the season they were ousted in the District tournament 2-1 in overtime.
2015 brought the best record since the regular season of 1999 when the Colonels went 11-0-2, after losing their first two games The Colonels went on a 17 game winning frenzy and took the district tournament with victories over Kirksville and Mexico. Eventually losing in the State Tournament to St. Francis Borgia 3-1.
This year the Colonels finished with a 7-8 regular season record playing mainly opponents from higher classes. They went on to the Class 2 District 8 Boys Soccer Tournament and lost to the number one seeded Christian High School 2-1.
In 2016 a change in the football program was made after a 1-7 season were the Colonels were outscored 382-120. Mitchell Jenkins was promoted as the new head football coach and took on a program that had gone 5-45 in the past six years and at a time lost 24 games in a row.
The season began with 31 young men on their roster, seven of them seniors and 12 players from foreign countries that do not play football professionally. The team led by senior quarterback Sean Fitzgerald won four and lost five averaging 27 points a game and the best record in nearly a decade.
President Grover Cleveland once said “A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil”. At Missouri Military Academy we are:
“Pursuing Victory with Honor”