Carolyn Jane Garger starting her coaching career here at Mt. Morris as the Assistant to the Varsity Track and Field team. She held that position for 7 years and in that time, the team won 3 Section Five titles. After this, she became the Head Varsity Girls Track and Field coach and held that position for 9 years. She also became the head coach for both Boys and Girls Cross Country teams and held those positions for 8 years. In this time period, she put up some incredible numbers. In total as head coach, her teams won 7 Section Five Championships – 5 in Track and 2 in Cross Country. Her teams also won 7 Livingston County Championships – 3 in Track and 4 in Cross Country. Three times she was named Section Five Coach of the year in Track in 1998, 1999, and 2001. Twice she was named Section Five Coach of the year in Cross Country – in 1998 and 1999. She was also named Livingston County Cross Country Coach of the year in 1999. She is credited with being the first and only coach to date that has sent a Mt. Morris athletic team to the state championship. That was in 1999 with the girls cross country team, which ended up finishing 3rd at the state championship! Up to this 2007, that was the highest finish ever from any Section Five Class D Cross Country team. Overall, 7 student-athletes have gone on to the state championship in Cross Country while she was coaching. She also coached the first female all-state athlete from Mt. Morris, Jessica Chichester in 1999. A familiar face around here, as she is still serving as a Special Education teacher here at Mt. Morris Central, a position she has held since 1988. The banners for Girls track and Cross Country hanging in the gym are a direct result of her coaching legacy.