On Monday night, the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education approved the promotion of Morgan Renfrow to head coach of the Smith-Cotton High School girls wrestling program.

Renfrow has been an assistant coach in the combined Tigers girls and boys program since the 2018-19 school year. Joe Hulsey, who has been serving as head coach of the S-C boys and girls wrestlers, will now focus on the boys program.

Renfrow, an early childhood special education teacher, earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Missouri Valley College and a master’s in elementary administration from William Woods University.

Smith-Cotton Activities Director Kyle Middleton said, “We are very excited to hire Coach Renfrow as our head girls wrestling coach. A great coach and great person to lead our girls in a positive direction for Smith-Cotton Athletics.”

Renfrow has been on the front line as S-C girls wrestling started with one female competitor on the boys team and grown to a stand-alone, conference championship girls team.

“I have loved watching the growth of the women’s wrestling program over the past six years,” she said. “As the head coach, I want to build on the success we've already had by continuing to work hard and bring home more conference titles. We had three talented girls make it to state last year, but I know we can bring that number up even more if we continue to put in the work.

“High school is such a crucial time in a girl's life and I look forward to working with these girls and putting all of my heart into showing them how to succeed on the mat and in their lives,” she said.

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