Mykah Trujillo, Wind River’s head football coach the past seven seasons, has resigned to take a new job in Evanston and be closer to his family.
In an email Thursday to wyoming-football.com, Trujillo said he was moving to near Woodruff, Utah, to provide help for the ranch of his wife’s family. Both he and his wife will continue to work in the schools in Evanston.
Although the Cougars went a combined 20-40 the past seven seasons, they had a breakthrough season in 2021. The Cougars were 7-3 last season and were Class 1A nine-man semifinalists, losing to eventual state champion Shoshoni to end their season.
“It’s a tough year to leave,” Trujillo said. “We are coming off a great season and are returning most players and have replacements for the seniors that left.
” … Kids know the expectation, (and) equipment is completely upgraded. The weights facility was a huge push for me and has been upgraded, is arguably the best in 1A and 2A and probably some 3A schools.”
Trujillo said he will most miss the players and helping them grow as people, and “it’s hard to walk away from.”
Trujillo said although he will not coach next year, he may eventually return to coaching in the Evanston or Rich County, Utah, area if the right opportunity comes along.
He also said Wind River has not yet hired a replacement.
Other programs in Wyoming seeking new head coaches this year are Cokeville, Glenrock, Moorcroft, Big Piney and Farson. Meanwhile, Cheyenne South, Jackson, Rawlins, Burns and Pinedale have hired new head coaches for the upcoming season. If you know of other head coaching changes in the state, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.