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SPORTSDESK - After 17 years as Edgar high school girls varsity basketball coach, Betty Urmanski has announced her resignation. Urmanski led the Wildcats to an 18-8 record during the 2019/2020 season and a regional final championship.

Urmanski said the timing of her decision was about family. "Where we are in life, our children have grown and having children of their own. I love both my family and coaching. Life can be short and want to make the most of my time with family."

The Wildcats, under the coaching of Urmanski, were filled with firsts and highlights. "I can go through every year and find a positive memory every year. First conference title, first regional championship, those are the highlights. One memory was of Holly (Denfeld) Nowack (2013). She was the first 1,000 point scorer in Edgar history", Urmanski continued. "We brought Holly on as assistant two years ago and she has great energy. The most difficult part of my decision was letting Holly know that I was moving on."

"It's never easy to step away and I know the team has a great foundation with Makenna (Guden) and Gabby (Keim)", said Urmanski. "I know they will work extremely hard and will make things exciting for the next coach."

The Edgar school board plans to meet this week and the coaching search parameters are expected to be part of the board's discussion.

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