Two Class 3A football coaches have resigned from their positions.

Both Lander coach John Scott and Evanston coach Jim Burton have stepped down.

Scott’s resignation was first reported by WyoToday. Burton’s resignation was first shared by WyoPreps on Twitter.

Scott led Lander for five seasons, but his head coaching resume in Wyoming goes all the way back to 1992. He was the head coach at Kemmerer, Campbell County, Tongue River and Lander, winning four state championships in his 19 years as a head coach in Wyoming.

He was also the head coach at Black Hills State University from 2003-08.

Scott has notched a career record of 117-61, a victory total that ranks fifth among active head coaches. He went 26-19 with Lander, leading the Tigers to the playoffs five times in five seasons.

Burton, meanwhile, led Evanston for four seasons. Evanston went 8-27 in that span, failing to reach the playoffs.

This brings the total of open head coaching positions in Wyoming to four, all at Class 3A schools. Green River and Riverton are also searching for a head coach for next season. If you know of other head coaching changes in the state, please email me at pschmiedt@yahoo.com.

–patrick

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