Long time Hannibal football coach Mark St. Clair is the newest member of the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

The announcement came Wednesday during the annual Lions Club Football Banquet at Hannibal High School.  Coach Mark St. Clair just wrapped up his 20th season as head coach of the Pirates. This year’s team went 10-3 and reached the Class 4 quarterfinals for the second consecutive season. The Pirates are 170-59 under St. Clair’s leadership. That includes trips to the quarterfinals in 2000, 2002, 2015 and 2016, the semifinals in 2001 and the Class 4 Show Me Bowl in 2006.  He is also the third coach with ties to Hannibal football to be named to the MFCA Hall of Fame.  Greg Nesbitt was honored in 2010 and Paul Thomas in 2014.

 

Other MFCA Hall of Fame coaches with ties to the area include former Palmyra coach Fred Bouchard, recently retired Centralia coachErle Bennett,   long time Louisiana coach Tony Gschwender, former Monroe City coach Dale Labruary, former Kirksville coach John Spainhower and former Macon coach Hugh Dunn.