SC names women’s wrestling coach


Southwestern College named three-time All-American Sarah Bollinger as the first women’s wrestling head coach in the history of the school.

Three-time All-American Sarah Bollinger has been named women’s wrestling head coach at Southwestern College.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Athletic Director Matt Shelton.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have found Sarah,” Shelton said. “She brings a wealth of experience, both as a student-athlete and as a coach at the NAIA level, and embodies the Builder Spirit that we always look for in a head coach. I’m excited to see where she takes our newest program.”

Bollinger comes to Southwestern after a three-year stint as assistant coach at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Mo., where she has helped to produce six All-Americans and a national champion. She also coached an NAIA Champions of Character award winner, and saw 13 of her student-athletes graduate last season.

“I’m excited to start the women’s wrestling program at Southwestern College,” Bollinger said. “This is an incredible opportunity, and I can’t wait to get to campus and get started.”

Bollinger also has six years of coaching experience with the USA Wrestling High School National Team, where she has produced 62 All-Americans and a pair of national champions. In 2016, Bollinger coached Team Missouri in its first two years of existence, and led the squad to a 10th-place finish in its first season of existence.

Bollinger graduated from Missouri Baptist in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education, and will complete her master’s degree in Sport Management in May.

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