Central Ozark Conference
|Central Ozark Conference
|Association||Missouri State High School Activities Association|
|Sports fielded||17 (men's: 10; women's: 9)|
The Central Ozarks Conference is a high school athletic conference represented by 15 schools in the southwest portion of Missouri. As the name implies, all fifteen schools are in the Ozarks region of the state. The conference offers championships for girls in Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball. In boys sports, the COC offers championships in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Wrestling.
The conference is split into "Large" and "Small" divisions, with the "Large" division schools being from Classes 4 and 5 and having 1,000 or more students, while the "Small" division schools all have enrollments of 1,000 or fewer and are in either Class 3 or 4.
List of member schools
The Central Ozark Conference merged with Southwest League members Webb City, Neosho, and Carthage joined.
Former Southwest League Member McDonald County (Anderson, Mo) is an independent as of right now with no announcements.
Former Southwest League member Nevada was recently voted into the West Central Conference, effective the 2014–15 school year. Other schools in the conference are Clinton, Warrensburg, Sedalia, Center (KC), St. Pius X, and O'Hara..
Springfield Catholic was an independent before joining COC.
|School||Team Name||Colors||Town||County||Enrollment (2012-13 & 2013–14)||Primary MSHSAA class*||Football class|
|Branson High School||Pirates||Branson||Taney||1368||5||5|
|Carthage High School||(Lady) Tigers||Carthage||Jasper||1213||5||4|
|Neosho High School||Lady Wildcats||Neosho||Newton||1238||5||5|
|Nixa High School||(Lady) Eagles||Nixa||Christian||1651||5||5|
|Ozark High School||(Lady) Tigers||Ozark||Christian||1596||5||5|
|Republic High School||(Lady) Tigers||Republic||Greene||1214||4||4|
|Webb City High School||(Lady) Cardinals||Webb City||Jasper||1173||5||4|
|Willard High School||(Lady) Tigers||Willard||Greene||1257||5||5|
|School||Team Name||Colors||Town||County||Enrollment (2012-13 & 2013–14)||Primary class||Football class|
|Bolivar High School||Liberators||Bolivar||Polk||754||4||4|
|Buffalo High School||(Lady) Bison||Buffalo||Dallas||559||4||3|
|Catholic High School||Fightin' Irish/ Lady Irish||Springfield||Greene||450||3||3|
|Hollister High School||(Lady) Tigers||Hollister||Taney||426||3||3|
|Marshfield High School||Blue Jays/ Lady Jays||Marshfield||Webster||921||4||4|
|Reeds Spring High School||(Lady) Wolves||Reeds Spring||Stone||677||4||3|
|Logan-Rogersville High School||Wildcats||Rogersville||Greene||628||4||3|
*The class in which a school competes depends on the size of the school, and the particular sport or activity. Most activities (for example, baseball, softball, track, cross country) compete in four classes, but basketball competes in five and football in six. Because basketball is by far the most popular sport in the state in regards to school participation, MSHSAA officially uses the five-class system to classify schools.