I added Glenrock’s coach for its first season, 1923 — it was C.H. Spearman.
I also added the first name for Glendo’s head coach in 1952, David Hamilton.
I also made some updates to the 1969 and 1970 Class A all-state teams; I had quite a few misspellings in those lists, and I did what I could to catch and fix all that I could. As always, if you see any misspellings anywhere on the site, please let me know!
Reed confirmed via email to wyoming-football.com on Thursday that he was no longer part of the program.
“I would’ve liked to continue as a coach, but after discussions with our administration it became clear it was best for me to step down,” Reed said via email. “My hope is that the next coach will continue to work on the foundation and help Laramie become a competitive and winning program.”
Reed will continue to teach math at Laramie High School.
Laramie has a combined record of 10-29 the past four seasons, including a 2-8 mark in 2020. The Plainsmen haven’t had a winning season or won a playoff game since going 9-1 and finishing as Class 4A runners-up in 2000.
Reed’s resignation is the first reported head coaching change in Wyoming this offseason. If you know of other head coaching changes, please email me at email@example.com.
Note: This post was updated at 8:43 p.m. MST Dec. 17 with comments from Reed.
The Riverside football program will have a new head coach for the 2020 season.
Greg Mendenhall, the Rebels’ junior high head football coach the past two years, will be recommended to be the high school program’s head coach when the Big Horn County School District No. 4 board meets on July 14.
Mendenhall takes over for Sam Buck, who resigned after seven seasons as head coach to take a special education teaching position in Cody.
In an interview Monday with wyoming-football.com, Mendenhall said his coaching experience is mostly with six-man football; he was the head coach in Terry, Mont., for three years before coming to Riverside three years ago. He also spent four years as an assistant coach at Terry and also coached track.
He teaches science at Riverside Middle School.
Buck took over as Riverside’s head coach midway through the 2013 season. Buck’s teams finished a combined 26-33, qualifying for the playoffs in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2016, the Rebels moved to six-man, but were ineligible for the playoffs each of the past four seasons.
Riverside finished 5-3 last season. Only one senior graduated from that team.
In an interview last week with wyoming-football.com, Buck said he also resigned his position as Riverside’s head girls basketball coach. Buck held that position position from 2011-13 and again from 2017-20. He said he will not be coaching in Cody but would like to return to coaching eventually.
Four Class 3A programs — Green River, Powell, Riverton and Worland — and Class 1A six-man Midwest have also hired new head coaches since the end of last season. If you know of other head coaching changes statewide, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Campbell, who has spent several years as a youth football coach in Casper, will be the new head football coach at Midwest.
The school announced Campbell’s selection on its Facebook page on Wednesday.
Campbell, a Casper native, has spent 12 years coaching as part of the Casper Midget Football Association, the school’s post said.
Campbell replaces Dean Kelly, who was the Oilers’ head coach for one season.
Midwest, a Class 1A six-man program, finished the 2019 season 1-7 after forfeiting its final four games due to low numbers.
Four Class 3A programs — Green River, Powell, Riverton and Worland — have also hired new head coaches since the end of last season. If you know of other head coaching changes statewide, please email me at email@example.com.
Sweeney replaces Ryan Utterback. Utterback will stay on the staff as an assistant, wyopreps.com’s report said. In three years as head coach, Utterback led the Warriors to three playoff berths and a combined 10-17 record.
Class 3A programs Green River, Powell and Riverton have also hired new head coaches since the end of last season. Class 1A six-man Midwest is also seeking a new head coach for 2020. If you know of other head coaching changes statewide, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.