Kevin Carr has been named the new head coach of the Smith-Cotton High School girls basketball program, pending board approval at its May 24 meeting.

Carr has an extensive background, most recently serving as the Clinton High School boys basketball head coach from 2019-21. Before that he was head coach of the Meadville High girls basketball program (2015-18) and assistant varsity head coach for the girls program (2014-15) at LaDue Watkins High in St. Louis.

Carr earned a bachelor of science degree in information systems from Maryville University in St. Louis in 2002, and a master’s of education degree from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis in 2015.

Jessie Arnold, who led the Lady Tigers program since 2018, resigned at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Sedalia 200 Athletic Director Rob Davis said: “I am looking forward to working with Coach Carr as we continue to rebuild the girls basketball program. He is a driven and a great communicator who has already generated some buzz around our school with his first meeting with his coaches and team. He has a clear vision for the direction he wants to take our program and with enough buy-in from our stakeholders, I know he will succeed.”

Coach Carr said: “I am looking forward to joining the Smith-Cotton family. I had the opportunity to meet my staff and team last week. My plans for this summer will include getting players in the weight room, playing in shootouts, leagues, camps and working on fundamentals. This will give us a great start heading into next season.”

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