Men's Basketball Coaching Staff


  Head Coach - Corey Tate

    High School:  Pattonville (MO)


    College:         Mineral Area College (1995)                AA

                            University of Missouri (1998)                BS - Economics


Corey Tate just completed his tenth season at the helm of the Mineral Area College basketball program.  Corey has won 5 conference titles as well as two Region 16 titles in his tenure here. This past season, MAC was 17-14 overall.  Last year the Cardinals won their second Region 16 Title as well as clinching the MCCAC Conference title under Coach Tate.  The 2012-2013 season MAC went 26-8, won the district playoff game against Region 4 winner Malcolm X, and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. 

The Cardinals completed the 2009-10 season with a 20-12 record against one of the toughest schedules in the nation.  In the 2008-2009 season the Cardinals advanced to the Region 16Championship game before falling to Three Rivers.  Mineral Area won a share of the MCCAC Conference title for the third time in four season's under his leadership in 2007-2008.  The Cardinals finished the 2006-07 season with a 23-10 record, playing in the Regional Championship for the second straight season.  MAC was a basket short of advancing to the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Tate earned his second straight MCCAC Conference "Coach of the Year” Award in 2007.  The amazing 2005-06 season ended with a 28-5 record, a NJCAA Region 16 Championship, an undefeated regular season Region XVI run, an undefeated MCCAC Championship season, and finished #13 in the final NJCAA National poll.  The Cardinals were undefeated at home in the 2005-06 season, and won their final 19 games of the season before dropping a District Play-off game to end the incredible run.  Corey Tate was named the Region 16 "Coach of the Year," and the MCCAC Conference "Coach of the Year" in 2006.

His first season at MAC was very successful, as well.  The Cardinals finished the 2004-05 season with a 21-10 record, and earned a MCCAC Conference Championship with a 5-1 record.  The Cards finished in a second place tie in the Region XVI standings behind National Runner-Up Moberly Area College.  "We look forward to building on the past two seasons and continuing the success associated with the MAC program," said Tate.

Corey Tate is one of the two Pattonville High School (St. Louis, MO) basketball players to have his jersey retired.  He began his college playing career at Mineral Area College in 1994, where he was an All-Conference and All-Region player.  Tate was touted as a a pre-season All-American in 1995, but missed the season due to a leg injury. He transferred to the University of Missouri and had three successful seasons playing under legendary coach Norm Stewart. Tate graduated with a Bachelor's in Economics and spent a season on the coaching staff as a Graduate Assistant at Mizzou. Corey returned to coaching and spent three seasons as an Assistant Coach at Mineral Area, and he is only the third head coach in the program's history. 

Tate's wife, Nicole, sons Matthew and Sebastian, and daughter Alexis and Helen can be found on the sidelines of the MAC games cheering on the Cardinals.

Coaching Career:

2004-12     Mineral Area College     Head Coach           197-117  

2001-04     Mineral Area College     Assistant Coach

1998-99     University of Missouri     Graduate Assistant

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Assistant Coach - Marcus Scott

High School:  Proviso East (Maywood, IL)

College:  Mineral Area College (2007)