Former assistant coach Will Gray has been named the new head football coach at Pine Bluffs.

Gray was an assistant coach with the Hornets for four years, working with the backfield, and he called Pine Bluffs’ plays last season. A 2003 graduate of Glenrock High School, Gray played quarterback at Black Hills State.

Gray confirmed his hiring in an email Monday.

Few schemes will change with Gray leading the team, he said.

“If we can progress on the defensive side of the ball we should be able to find success,” he wrote.

The hiring was approved by the Pine Bluffs school board last month. Gray also teaches social studies at Pine Bluffs.

Gray replaces Dale Gilbert, who had led the Hornets for the past four years. Gilbert compiled a 13-20 record as head coach.

The Hornets have made the playoffs each of the past two years but lost to Cokeville in the first round both times.

Pine Bluffs is the third school in Laramie County that will have a new head coach next fall. Cheyenne South hired Terry Pugh last week, while Burns is looking to replace longtime coach Bill Fullmer, who announced his resignation last month.

KGWN-TV had previously reported the hiring.


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