Boyer, 28, teaches science at Smith-Cotton Junior High and has been with the Sedalia 200 district since 2009.
“First, I want to thank the Sedalia school district for this opportunity,” Boyer said during a news conference. “This is an exciting time for the Smith-Cotton football program, and I am looking forward to working with the community and all of our players.
“We have the athletes and the talent to be successful, and adding in the new stadium will make it a special year.”
Work has started on a $6 million complex that will include a stadium with a synthetic turf field, all-weather track and expansive practice fields. The stadium is expected to be completed in time for the first home football game of the 2014 season.
Doug Morrison, a member of the search committee, said: “We chose Ryan because we thought students really respected him, and he’ll bring a lot of change, He’s a young set of eyes, has lots of football experience, and we thought he was our guy.”
Boyer knows the area well, having graduated from Warsaw High School in 2004 and Central Methodist University in Fayette in 2009 with a degree in physical education/health. He lettered in football all four years at CMU, serving as a team captain his senior year.
Boyer and his wife, Brandi, who also teaches in the Sedalia 200 district, have one son, Tayten.
“I want to thank my family, the community and the district for their support,” Boyer said. “This is a fresh beginning, a new start for Smith-Cotton football, and I look forward to getting into the community to introduce myself and to share my excitement for Tigers football.”