The State Fair Community College Board of Trustees took another step toward fielding their athletic programs Tuesday morning with the official hiring of the three head coaches for the baseball, softball and men and women’s soccer teams at the college.
Jud Kindle will coach baseball, Eddie Horn will assume the head coaching position for both men’s and women’s soccer and Lyndsey Talbot will coach softball.
Both Kindle and Horn are from Sedalia and have both coached for several years in the respective sports. Talbot is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and most recently has served as an assistant softball coach at Central Methodist University.
“I’m confident that we have chosen three excellent coaches who will establish these new sports programs with vision, purpose, and integrity,” President Dr. Joanna Anderson said the prior to the meeting. “I’m excited that two of the three are Sedalia natives: Eddie Horn who has accomplished amazing things as soccer coach at Jefferson City and was just inducted into the MISHA coach’s hall of Fame and also Jud Kindle, Smith-Cotton baseball coach who also brought the Bombers to Sedalia and who has hit the ground running.
“Lindsey Talbot will bring her knowledge of softball, sports management and athletic training to the field as our softball coach,” Anderson added. “She comes highly recommended by our partner institution Central Methodist University where she has done an excellent job as assistant coach.”
Anderson told the board that 91 students have completed online applications of interest concerning the athletic programs: 40 in baseball, 15 in softball, 21 in men’s soccer and 15 in women’s soccer.
Additionally the college has five students who have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at SFCC next year including S-C athletes Chase Plymell and Roberto Ramirez.
The board also voted to hire the firm of Patron Insight in Stilwell, Kansas, to explore the possibility of placing a levy on an upcoming ballot. The cost of the bid is not to exceed $19,200.
“Our donor support has been very generous and we greatly appreciate that,” Anderson said during the meeting. “The question we are now faced with is, how do we move forward with our current and future needs?
“Typically the college’s history has not been very successful when we have proposed increases and so we want to gauge the perceptions of our patrons before we proceed,” Anderson added. “This may or may not result in a levy being brought before the voters.”
The board heard a report from Amanda Stoecklein in regards to the NSF National Science Foundation (NFS) On Target Grant.
The $200,000 grant is designed to be a partnership between SFCC and its high school and business partners to expose students to the technical and career opportunities available to them.
“We know that manufacturing plays a significant role in the community,” Stoecklein said. “One of our focuses is to educate the area counselors and administrators to the options that are available to their students in this area.”
In other actions the board voted to:
• Approve the purchase of a Carbon Filtration System to remove siloxane from the landfill gas for the Energy Innovation Center at a not to exceed amount of $160,000. PPS will pay for 50 percent of the purchase price and 50 percent will come from cash reserves.
• Approve the purchase of Back Yard Buildings of Sedalia for a wooden storage building for $29,861. The funding source is 50 percent DESE grant and 50 percent operating budget.
• Approve a 48-month lease agreement from Datacom of Columbia for $44,019.53 annually. The funding source is the Annual Operating Budget.
• Approve the payment of $10,675 to Air Hygiene International Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma, for an Energy Innovation Center Emission Performance Test. This is a required test and the funding source is the Energy Innovation Center Operating Budget.
• Approved a bid from Tremco Roofing – Weatherproofing Technologies Inc., not to exceed $139,562.45, to repair the Potter Ewing Roof. The funds are through State of Missouri Repairs and Renovation Funds.
• A second bid from Tremco was also approved for the repair of the Melita Day Care Building. The bid is not to exceed $48,900. Funding for this project is also from the state of Missouri Repairs and Renovation Funds.
• Accepted a bid from Cable Connection of Jefferson City for infrastructure and wiring at the Kemper Science Lab Technology site in Boonville for $57,000. The funding will come from cash reserves for this project.
Hope Lecchi can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1484