Former Evanston head coach Jim Burton will be the new coach in Lander.
Burton’s hiring was approved Tuesday at the Fremont County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting. He will also teach science at Lander.
Burton verified his hiring via email to wyoming-football.com on Saturday.
“We are looking to build on the successes from the previous staff,” Burton said. “The school and staff have been very welcoming and my family and I are all excited to get started.”
Burton was the head coach in Evanston for four seasons and was an assistant coach and middle school coach for seven years prior to that. He also coached in Utah for six years prior to that. With Burton as head coach, the Red Devils were 8-27. In Lander, Burton takes over a program that has made the playoffs each of the past five years but has not won a playoff game since 2004.
He takes over for John Scott, who retired after last season.
Statewide, Campbell County, Rock Springs, Glenrock, Guernsey and Saratoga are also searching for a head coach for next season. Meanwhile, Evanston, Green River, Riverton and Rocky Mountain have hired a new head coach for the 2023 season. If you know of other head coaching changes in the state, please email me at email@example.com.