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MCADA - Macomb County Athletic Directors Association
Prior to the creation of the Macomb Area Conference in 1986, Macomb county high schools competed in Leagues across the Metro-Detroit Area, including the Bi-County League, Eastern Michigan League, Macomb Athletic Conference, Macomb-Oakland Athletic Conference, Oakland Activities Association, Southern Thumb Association, and the St. Clair Area League. During this time, athletic directors from Macomb County would meet monthly to discuss current issues and develop professional relationships with local schools. After the consolidation of leagues to form the MAC, these county-wide meetings soon became unnecessary because most Macomb County high schools were now in the same conference. A few athletic directors continued to meet regularly but felt their small group needed a purpose, and their focus quickly turned to recognizing coaches throughout the county.
In 1993, a selection committee was formed to honor the first Class of Hall of Fame Coaches and the Special Olympics was selected as its charity. In 1994, the Macomb Country Athletic Directors Association was chosen as the name of the organization. Soon after, MCADA approached Joe Dumars Fieldhouse and The Macomb Daily to be a part of its new Hall of Fame and both graciously agreed. On April 27, 1995, 25 members were inducted into the first class of the County Coaches Hall of Fame at Fern Hill Golf Club. In addition to the induction ceremony, a $1,000 donation was made to the Macomb County Special Olympics as MCADA's designated charity.
Through 14 Hall of Fame Ceremonies, MCADA has 238 Inductees and donated $14,500 to the Macomb County Special Olympics for its summer camps.