The head coaches for both Wright and Guernsey, two Class 1A nine-man East programs, have been set for 2023.

Wright will have a familiar face coming back to the head coaching position, as Larry Yeradi will be the Panthers’ acting head coach this season. Yeradi was the Panthers’ coach from 1995-2021 and was an assistant coach on Adam Shankle’s staff last year. Shankle resigned to take an administrator position in Rock Springs.

Yeradi’s hiring was finalized on June 12 at the Campbell County School District No. 1 board meeting. Yeradi confirmed his hiring via email to

Guernsey’s new head coach will be Neal Hughes. Hughes’ hiring was confirmed late last week by Guernsey activities director Jolyn Hillen.

Hughes is a Guernsey native and has worked as a pastor in the community. He replaces Curtis Cook, who resigned after seven years as head coach.

Statewide, Wheatland is also searching for a head coach for next season. Meanwhile, Campbell CountyRock SpringsEvanstonGreen RiverLanderRivertonGlenrockRocky Mountain and Saratoga 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


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