Green River native Blaine Christensen will be the next head coach at his alma mater.
Christensen’s hiring was first reported Thursday by SweetwaterNow.
He comes to Green River after four years as an assistant coach at nearby Rock Springs. In a statement published on SweetwaterNow, Christensen said the opportunities provided by coaching in Green River were hard to pass up.
“As a graduate of Green River High School I know and understand the tradition and pride the community of Green River has,” he wrote. “The ultimate goal is to make sure that anyone involved with the program becomes better husbands, fathers, and employees. Along with making them better people we are also going to compete day in and day out to put a product on the field the community of Green River can be proud of.”
Christensen was an all-state choice for Green River in 2012 and later played at Black Hills State. He is the son of former Rock Springs head coach Jamie Christensen, who led the Tigers to back-to-back state championships in 2001 and 2002.
He takes over for Kevin Cuthbertson, who resigned in November. The Wolves last made the Class 3A playoffs in 2017.
Statewide, Campbell County, Rock Springs, Evanston, Lander, Glenrock and Guernsey are also searching for a head coach for next season. Meanwhile, Riverton has hired a new head coach for the 2023 season. If you know of other head coaching changes in the state, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.