Tuman State Volleyball's Wargo-Kearney Named Assistant Coach at Arkansas
After eight seasons as an assistant coach for the Truman State University women's volleyball program, Megan Wargo-Kearney is moving on to the ranks of Division I. Monday, the University of Arkansas announced that Wargo-Kearney will be joining Razorback head coach, Jason Watson, and his staff as the program's assistant coach and recruiting coordinator
Wargo-Kearney leaves Kirksville after helping guide the Bulldogs to six NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of Great Lakes Valley Conference titles, most recently in 2016.
"I am so thankful for my time here at Truman and appreciate the opportunity Ben gave me eight years ago," said Wargo-Kearney.
"This program is special and I have been blessed to coach some incredible athletes, but more importantly, some amazing young women.
I want to thank Ben and the athletes for pushing me to be a better coach every day and I know this team has a bright future ahead of them."
During Wargo-Kearney's time as an assistant for the Purple and White, Truman accumulated an overall record of 183-88 for an impressive winning percentage of .675
. On the national level, she coached three players to eight AVCA All-America accolades, including Truman's first four-time All-American and a National Freshman of the Year.
Wargo-Kearney also trained 33 all-conference performers, two conference Freshman of the Year recipients, and a conference Player of the Year, conference Libero of the Year and conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
"I am extremely excited for Megan," said Briney. "She has worked hard during her eight years at Truman.
We talked to the team about leaving a legacy, and Megan has for sure left her legacy on our program.
She has earned this opportunity. Arkansas Volleyball is getting someone who is going to put everything she has into making them better
. She is an incredible coach, and more importantly, an incredible person."
Wargo-Kearney joins an Arkansas staff that also includes associate head coach, Jon Newman-Gonchar, who is set to begin his second season in Fayetteville, and new director of operations
Meredith Hays, who was a two-time All-SEC selection for Arkansas and helped lead the program to a spot in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Courtesy Truman State University