Boone Bowker, who has previously been an assistant coach with Thermopolis, will be the Bobcats’ new head football coach this fall.

Bowker confirmed his hiring via email this week with Bowker said the hiring was finalized in April.

Bowker works at the school as a physical education teacher. A native of Big Piney, Bowker played football collegiately at Black Hills State. He was also the head football coach at Gordon-Rushville in Nebraska for three seasons, from the fall of 2018 to the fall of 2020.

He replaces Matt McPhie, who had coached the Bobcats for the previous seven seasons. Thermopolis was 20-40 over that span and had one playoff victory, in 2019.

Statewide, Campbell CountyRock SpringsEvanstonGreen River, LanderRivertonGlenrock, Wheatland, GuernseyRocky MountainSaratoga and Wright have also 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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