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Tri-Lakes Shootout was created in 1998 by Todd Mercer, but since then we have developed a top-tier leadership team. 

Todd Mercer
Owner/Director of Operations Southwest Missouri

(417) 569-4977


Todd Mercer is the founder of Tri-Lakes Shootout. With 21 years of operation, Todd has built Tri-Lakes into the premier avenue for High School and Junior High teams to build their programs in the summer. Todd has been a basketball coach at both the high school and college level. His high school coaching experiences include stops at Greenwood, Pleasant Hope, Reeds Spring, and Harrisonville. During his tenure, Coach Mercer led many teams to districts and conference championships. Todd was also an Assistant Coach at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. Todd has retired from teaching, but still loves coaching in his current role as an Assistant Coach at Nixa High School. Todd currently resides in Springfield, MO. 


Todd has built the foundation of Tri-Lakes Shootout on establishing great rapport with all coaches, players, parents, patrons, and workers that have participated at the shootouts for the past twenty plus years. The success of the organization is based on the loyalty and trust that our teams and coaches have shown to our organization over the years.

Abe Lewis
Owner/Business Manager

(816) 500-6805


Abe Lewis is an owner and Business Manager of Tri-Lakes Shootouts. Coach Lewis has been working with Tri-Lakes Shootouts for 16 years. Abe has been a coach, teacher, athletic director, and HS/MS Principal. Abe worked as an assistant basketball coach for Coach Mercer at Harrisonville for six years prior to going to Adrian HS/MS to be an administrator. Abe has been a part of athletic teams and organizations that have exhibited success at many levels including conference, district, and state level accomplishments. Abe is currently working on his Doctorate of Educational Leadership at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. 


Currently, Abe is employed at Ray-Pec High School as a teacher and assistant basketball coach. He and his family reside in Peculiar, MO. Abe is married to Heather, and they have three children Violet, Devin, and Mavora. 











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Abe Lewis       Todd Mercer  

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