Thermopolis has hired Matt McPhie to be its new head football coach.

McPhee and Thermopolis AD Brandon Deromedi both verified the hire via email to on Tuesday. McPhie replaces Rob Anderson, who resigned both his teaching and coaching positions, Deromedi said. Anderson had also previously been Thermopolis’ girls basketball coach.

McPhie has been a coach at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the past two years, with the 2014 season spent as running backs coach and 2015 as wide receivers coach; he also coached wide receivers and tight ends at Augustana in the 1997 season. McPhie was an honorable mention all-America wide receiver at Augustana in 1996. His full bio is available at the bottom of the page here.

Anderson went 13-15 in three years as head coach. Thermopolis qualified for the playoffs in each of Anderson’s three years and reached the Class 2A semifinals in 2013. Anderson will be the head football coach at Filer (Idaho) this fall.


Post updated 12:55 p.m. July 8 to reflect Anderson’s new position.

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