By William

MCPHERSON – Central Christian College of Kansas has named a replacement for wrestling coach Tom Carr, who recently resigned to take a position in Oklahoma.

Tiger Athletic Director Kyle Moody is excited to announce the appointment of McPherson native, Tim Prescott, as the new Head Coach for the Tiger men’s wrestling program.

Prescott has been surrounded by the sport of wrestling for most of his life. Growing up in the McPherson community, Prescott wrestled as a youth for both the McPherson Wrestling Club and the Smoky Valley Wrestling Club before he began his high school career at McPherson Senior High School where he became a two-time State Finalist and a four-time State Medalist.

After his outstanding Bullpup wrestling career, Prescott moved on to earn several wrestling honors while attending Neosho Community College in Chanute, Kansas.

After graduating from Neosho, Prescott moved on to attend and compete at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota where he won a NCAA Division II National Championship. While at St. Cloud State, he was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference {NSIC} Wrestler of the Year.


After completing his undergraduate work at St. Cloud, Prescott again moved on, this time to pursue a master’s degree in ‘Sport Performance and Leadership’ at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. While working on his Master’s, Prescott served as a graduate assistant for the wrestling program at Northern State University under the direction of Head Coach Rocky Burkett. During his time at Northern State, Prescott was instrumental in restoring the strength of the program and helped it advance to a high of 17th Place in NCAA rankings.

Prescott’s most recent coaching experience came during the 2019-20 season when he served as the head assistant wrestling coach for Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.


Another opportunity that Prescott had while attending college was to travel and work with John Peterson, a 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist in Freestyle Wrestling. Peterson was working with Athletes in Action and convinced Prescott to invest a summer competing in Moldova, where Prescott was able to compete internationally, as well as learn how to incorporate his faith with his sport.

When asked about his vision, Coach Prescott said, “My vision is two-fold. First, I hope to complete the work on the new wrestling facility, helping advance the role wrestling plays in the McPherson community as I believe McPherson is a special place and with community support, I believe we can truly do something special. Secondly, I will focus on growing the roster and strengthening the depth of our current program, helping at the same time making Central Christian College become a top competitor in the conference.”

Reflecting on the unique mission of Central Christian College of Kansas, Coach Prescott continued by saying, “I was fortunate enough to be raised in a home that put God first. At a young age, I learned to give my life over to Jesus. I think God calls us to use the blessings and talents he gives us to glorify him, and that is what I plan to implement in our wrestling program. We will honor and glorify God, putting Him at the center of all we do so that we are competing for something greater than ourselves.”

Central Christian College of Kansas Athletic Director Kyle Moody stated, “The Athletic Department is honored to have Coach Prescott return to his hometown and become a member of the Tiger family. His familiarity with the McPherson community, wrestling experience, firm faith, and educational pedigree makes him a perfect fit. I look forward to his arrival.”

Prescott is set to begin his duties as the new Central Christian College of Kansas head wrestling coach on April 20, 2020.

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