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Getting future players recognizedPhoto Credit: Brian Johnston/PrepsKC

The Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association has been holding its college night for more than a decade.

The event gives college coaches a chance to meet with member schools and discuss the rising seniors in their programs as they get ready for their final year of high school football.

The GKCFCA produces a booklet for the coaches that gives them information about each school’s players, and it is a valuable tool for the colleges who attend and purchase the booklet.

The event has always been held at Rockhurst High School and has been a big success every year. With the exception of 2020 during the pandemic, it was a great event for both the colleges and high schools that participate.

This year a change was made. College night was held the same day as the DiPasquale Moore GKCFCA Combine. College coaches were able to come out to the combine Sunday during the day and then later that evening head to Top Golf in Overland Park to meet with the high school coaches and discuss players.

GKCFCA president Anthony Orrick said this change made a great event even better.

“It was an awesome night celebrating Kansas City high school football,” Orrick said. “Coaches got a chance to not only talk recruitment of our players with college coaches, but also socialize with each other and build relationships. This year has been centered around reenergizing our association by providing events that strengthen our KC coaching fraternity. I think last night was a perfect example of that.”

More than 75 high schools were represented and more that 50 college attended the event. As players begin their offseason the combine and college night is another example how the GKCFCA is working to make football better in the Kansas City Metro.