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LHS Assistant Takes Over Head Wrestling Job

KSCB News - May 2, 2012 1:58 pm

Matt Sleder has been named the new head wrestling coach at Liberal High School. Matt will take over the wrestling program after serving as an assistant for the past 10 years under former head coach Mike Pewthers. Matt will continue his teaching duties at Cottonwood Intermediate School, while serving as the head wrestling coach at Liberal High School. LHS Athletic Director says the Redskins have their man.

"Matt has shown a great level of dedication and loyalty to Redskin Wrestling, and is deserving of being named the head wrestling coach at Liberal High School."

"Matt has a passion for wrestling, and teaching; this will make for a very smooth transition from one head coach to another within our wrestling program."

"I feel like our wrestling program is in great hands, and look forward to having Matt as our next head coach at Liberal High School."

Sleder steps in for Pewthers who resigned as head coach March 27 to spend more time with family. Pewthers led the Redskins to four straight WAC titles from 2006-2009 and a third place finish at state in 2008. Joe Bach won two state titles under Pewthers and Justin McPhail won state once. The Redskins slumped to 7-20 in duals this season due in large part to injuries and inexperience.


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