Nicc Crosby, a Lovell native who has been an assistant coach at Star Valley for more than a decade, has been hired as Lovell’s new head coach.

Lovell AD Joe Koritnik confirmed the hire via email with on Friday.

The Star Valley football Facebook page posted a tribute to Crosby on Friday (screencap below).

Crosby has taught and coached at Star Valley for 13 years, with 11 years devoted to the high school football program and two to the middle school. With the Braves, Crosby coached the quarterbacks and later the defensive backs.

He was also an assistant coach for the South team for the 2018 Shrine Bowl.

Crosby said via email with on Saturday that he and his family faced a difficult decision to leave Star Valley.

“I really don’t have words to describe how much I have enjoyed teaching, coaching, and living in Star Valley,” Crosby said. “It is such an amazing community. Working with the football players, Coach Chris Howell (previous head coach), Coach McKay Young (current head coach), and the other assistant coaches has been a blessing and privilege that I’ll treasure the rest of my life.”

Ultimately, a desire to be close to his hometown of Lovell and to his family roots in the Bighorn Basin pushed Crosby to apply for the opening. Crosby also said Lovell as a community and school district provides good support for athletics.

“My roots to Lovell and nearby Cowley go back a couple of generations on both sides of my family, and I know Lovell is a great place to raise a family,” Crosby said. ” … I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to take what I have learned with me to teach and coach in Lovell, and I am especially grateful for a wife and kids who have supported me along the way.”

Crosby replaces Jeny Gardner, who went 1-8 in her lone season as head coach.

Crosby teaches math at Star Valley High School. Crosby also played in the 2000 Shrine Bowl representing Lovell.

Other programs seeking new coaches for 2019 include Gillette, Kelly Walsh, Rock Springs and Wyoming Indian. Additionally, Glenrock has named its new head coach for 2019. If you know of other head coaching changes statewide, please email me at


Updated 9:48 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, with comments from Crosby.

Thanks to former Midwest coach Mike Good (my football coach through most of high school), I’ve added to the Midwest game tape archive I have on YouTube. Previously, I published 84 Midwest game films, and then later eight more, throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. This new pack of games includes 22 games between 1990 and 2000, bringing the total of Midwest game films on my YouTube playlist to 114.

This batch includes games against Big Horn, Dubois, Encampment, Hanna, Hulett, Moorcroft JV, Saratoga, Ten Sleep and Wright JV.

These are the new uploads:

1990 season

1991 season

1992 season
Ten Sleep
Dubois (low quality)
Big Horn

1993 season
Moorcroft JV

1994 season
Moorcroft JV

1995 season
Ten Sleep
Big Horn
Wright JV

1996 season
Big Horn
Ten Sleep

1997 season
Ten Sleep

1998 season

1999 season
Big Horn

2000 season
Big Horn

As previously noted: If you’ve got Wyoming varsity high school football game tapes around that you’d like digitized and posted to YouTube, let me know! I’m happy to help. I love seeing the game in its previous eras.


The rosters of 36 players have been set for both the South and North squads in advance of the 46th annual Shrine Bowl all-star football game.

The game will be June 8 in Casper.

Shrine Bowl executive director Frank Selby announced the teams in a release on Monday. Rosters include:

Big Horn: Kade Eisele, Seth Mullinax, Kade VanDyken.
Buffalo: Luke Glassock, Cody Milmine, Aaron Thiele.
Burlington: Dontae Garza.
Cody: Jackson Morris, Brayden Polley.
Greybull: Dade Greene, Zack Keisel.
Jackson: Keegan Butler, Rodolfo Jimenez, Ted McDaniel.
Kelly Walsh: Davion McAdam, Connor Shopp, Brock Spiegelberg.
Lander: Max Mazurie, Conrad Swenson.
Meeteetse: Kirwin Johnson.
Natrona: Jordan Bertagnole, Chase Brachtenbach, Tehl Campbell, Trevon Smith, Yahav Shraiber.
Powell: Carson Heinen.
Riverton: Treyton Paxton.
Sheridan: Parker Christensen, Quinn Heyneman, Eli Johnston.
Thermopolis: Chandler Maddock.
Thunder Basin: Marcus Glick, Lathem Hodges, Dayton Porter, Terren Swartz.
Upton-Sundance: Tanner Hofland.

Big Piney: Asencion Pelham, Justin Seemann.
Cheyenne Central: Blain Dilly, Val Herd.
Cheyenne East: Zach Alexander, Jacob Fernandez, Dakota Merritt, Eric Zastoupil.
Cokeville: Bentley Johnson.
Douglas: Dylon Case, Kanyon Cecil, Dax Read.
Evanston: Tyus Cornia, Rylie Griggs, Kody Smith.
Farson: Clancy Gines.
Glenrock: Ian Arnold, Tucker Bopp.
Green River: Anthony Johnson, Anthony Mitchell.
Kemmerer: Hayden Walker.
Laramie: Ben Kruzich, Jason Upton.
Mountain View: Colby Rees.
Pinedale: Joey McCulloch.
Rawlins: Damon Taylor.
Rock Springs: Levi Huffman.
Saratoga: Sam Schneider.
Star Valley: Will Johnson, Tanner Thompson.
Torrington: Brandon Bennick, Casey Britton, Josh Kingsley, Scott Woodruff.
Wheatland: Colton Caves, Clayton Iacovetto.


A new season recap — the 1942-43 Wyoming high school basketball season — has been added to the Season Recaps area of “Stat Rat” Jim Craig’s research on this year is full of interesting pieces of information from one of the most difficult years of basketball in the state. Check it out!