(First posted Nov. 28, 2012; last updated Sept. 23, 2013)
Here is a list of Wyoming high schools who will have new head football coaches in 2013. As schools announce changes, they will be posted here.
Cody: Cody assistant coach Matt McFadden has been named the Broncs’ new head coach. McFadden, Cody’s defensive coordinator last season, replaces Cris Williams. Williams had been the head coach at Cody since 2000 and had compiled a 59-69 record. He led Cody to 11 playoff appearances and a state title game appearance in 2009. The Cody Enterprise reported Williams’ resignation in November.
Hanna: Zack Scott, an assistant coach with Hanna for 12 years, has been promoted to head coach. Hanna AD verified the hire to wyoming-football.com via email. He takes over for Tom Waring, who resigned after four years as head coach to become the coach at Rawlins. Waring went 16-22 in Hanna and led the team to a runner-up state finish in 2010.
Laramie: KOWB Radio in Laramie has reported that Thermopolis coach Chuck Syverson will take over as Laramie’s head coach. Syverson went 30-14 in four years with the Bobcats. He replaces Ted Holmstrom, who spent one year with Laramie and went 1-8 in 2012. Holmstrom confirmed his resignation via telephone with wyoming-football.com.
Meeteetse: Matt Jensen has been hired as Meeteetse’s football coach, he told wyoming-football.com. Jensen was previously the head coach at Stanley County (S.D.) and, prior to that, was an assistant at Winner, S.D. He will replace Levi Stephens, who compiled an 8-18 record in three seasons, although the Longhorns reached the Class 1A six-man semifinals in 2012. The Cody Enterprise broke the news of Stephens’ resignation on Twitter.
Normative Services: Jim Larson has been hired as the Wolves’ head coach, former NSI AD Shane Parker told wyoming-football.com via email. Larson was NSI’s coach in 2010 and 2011. He replaces Jon Rojo, who resigned after one season as head coach. NSI went 1-6 last season.
Rawlins: Hanna’s Tom Waring will take over as head coach in Rawlins. Rawlins AD Darlene O’Melia verified the hiring via email in June. Waring, who led Hanna to a state runner-up finish in 2010, takes over for Brian Anderson. Anderson went 1-23 with Rawlins, but did help the Outlaws break a 35-game losing streak in 2012.
Riverside: Former Lyman and Laramie coach Ted Holmstrom has been hired as the head coach, Holmstrom said in an email to wyoming-football.com. Holmstrom led Lyman for three years and was at Laramie in 2012. He replaces Adam Tri, who resigned after three seasons as head coach, in which he went 13-14.
Riverton: Pat Patterson will replace Jeremy McCormick as coach of the Wolverines, the Riverton Ranger and Casper Star-Tribune reported. Patterson was formerly coach at American Falls High School in Idaho. The Ranger of Riverton and the Casper Star-Tribune also both reported on McCormick’s resignation. McCormick went 23-27 in five years as coach.
Shoshoni: Tony Truempler will take over as Shoshoni’s head coach this fall, AD Max Mills said via email to wyoming-football.com in July. Truempler, who is also Shoshoni’s wrestling coach, will take over for Rick Linblad, who resigned after two seasons as coach. Linblad went 11-7 in his two years with the Wranglers.
Ten Sleep: Andy Ray replaced Jake Zent as the Pioneers’ head coach. Ray was previously the coach at Wind River. Zent went 21-23 in six years as head coach at Ten Sleep.
Thermopolis: Former Teton (Idaho) defensive coordinator Rob Anderson has been hired as Thermopolis’ head football coach. Anderson, who verified the hire via telephone with wyoming-football.com, will also be the Bobcats’ girls basketball coach. He replaces Chuck Syverson, who was hired as head coach in Laramie. Syverson went 30-14 in four seasons with the Bobcats, including 2A titles in 2009 and 2010.
Worland: Worland will use co-head coaches this season in Josh Garcia and Bryan Bailey after former coach Curt Mayer resigned less than 48 hours before the first practice, the Northern Wyoming Daily News reported. Mayer went 2-7 in his only year as head coach in Worland.
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