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Carr Steps Down as Head Men’s Wrestling Coach

Staff photo Tom CarrMcPherson, Kansas- The Central Christian College of Kansas Athletic Department announces the resignation of Men’s Wrestling Head Coach Tom Carr. Carr is slated to become the new head coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma starting later this month.

In April 2015, Central Christian College launched Men’s Wrestling and was pleased to name Tom Carr as its inaugural coach. Since that time, Coach Carr has developed a program that both elevates the sport and the God he serves. During his five-years serving as coach, Carr has helped the program record its first wrestler to compete at an NAIA tournament (Devonte Fitzgerald, CC’18) and has celebrated eight placements in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

Carr was not only a force on the mat, he was also dedicated to the local community. Over the last two years, Coach Carr has worked tirelessly to develop a wrestling center in downtown McPherson, with the hope of creating a safe space to promote the sport and community partnership.

Prior to coming to Central Christian College of Kansas, Coach Carr had served in a number of positions including head coach at Land O’Lakes High School, an assistant coach at Central College in Pella, Iowa, an administrative assistant with the wrestling program at Michigan State, full-time assistant at Bucknell University (NCAA Division I), and an assistant coach at Minot State University and George Mason.

Central Christian Athletic Director had this to say about Coach Carr’s departure, “While sorry to see him go, we are excited for Coach Carr and look forward to hearing about this next phase of his career”, Commenting further, Moody stated that “Coach Carr has been a tremendous advocate for wrestling both at the college and the community level.  While we are saddened to see him leave the area, we know that his legacy will continue to have a presence as we carry on his work both here at the institution and in the community.”

Central Christian College Athletics Department will be announcing the hire of the new CCCK Men’s Wrestling coach in the coming days.


Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to For all things athletics, go to

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