Brandon Barba has been hired as Rock River’s new football coach.
Barba and Rock River principal Wade Fiscus verified the hiring via email this week to wyoming-football.com.
Barba, originally from Mesa, Arizona, has spent the last three years coaching at Verrado High School in Buckeye, Arizona, he said via email. His role at Verrado was as a coach for the freshman team, but he also coached varsity offensive line and varsity scout.
He said he has applied for a teaching job in Laramie and came to the area with his wife, who is pursing a doctorate at the University of Wyoming.
Dakota Anderson, a student in UW’s teaching program, will be Rock River’s assistant coach.
Barba replaces Terrance Reese, who resigned in July after leading the Longhorns during their first two seasons of varsity play.
Rock River went 1-6 in both 2014 and 2015.