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Coach Cottrell to be recognized

posted Mar 17, 2017, 8:40 AM by Unknown user

Longtime football and track coach Fred Cottrell will have a reception in his honor on March 25.

“Coach Cottrell has 52 years in coaching and will be retiring from it after this year,” athletic/activities director Ryan Rusco said. “He has made many friends and acquaintances over the years, and many expressed the desire to do some kind of recognition for him.”

Rusco said it is an informal, come-and-go reception. Food will also be provided.

“It is basically just a time for people to come, express appreciation, and rehash old memories with Coach,” he said.

Many students have had the opportunity to be coached by Coach Cottrell over the years.

“He’s made me develop into a better man because of the way he coaches,” senior and four-year football player Josh Dugan said.

Before coaching at Conway Springs, Coach Cottrell spent time in many other schools.

“He spent most of his years at Douglass and Conway Springs, but he also coached in western Kansas too,” said head football coach Matt Biehler. “We are giving people the opportunity to come and visit Coach and [recognize] his outstanding accomplishments.”

The recognition will be held in the Conway Springs High School Commons and will last from 1-4pm.





Football and track coach Fred Cottrell

A reception recognizing his retirement from coaching

March 25, 1-4 p.m.

CSHS Commons area