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Athletics Handbook

Summer 2020 Parent Permission Form

The links below will navigate you to the updated documents that are posted on the Sports Medicine page at

2020-21 MSHSAA Guidelines and Recommendations for Opening Sports and Activities

MSHSAA Covid-19 Flowchart

MSHSAA Covid-19 Return To Play Form

Athletic Department Tweets

John Gresham 
Athletics & Activities Director


Phone: 816-412-5909
I attended Emporia State University where I received my undergraduate degree in History.  I received my Masters in Administration from Baker University.  I taught social studies for 20 years in Wichita KS, Pontiac MI, and Kansas City, MO.  I have coached football for over 20 years, as a defensive coordinator at Westport HS, and University Academy.  I was also the head coach for St. Marys Catholic HS in Independence MO.  I have been at University Academy for 8 years and for the past four years I have been the Athletics & Activities Director.  I am married and have four kids, who love to attend all the games here at UA!

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