A coach with a history of turning around struggling football programs is heading to Jackson.
David Joyce, who has turned losing programs into winning programs at three separate schools, will take over this fall, Jackson Hole News and Guide reporter Clark Forster reported on Twitter on Sunday.
Per AD Mike Hansen, Jackson has hired David Joyce as head football coach. Joyce has previous HC stints in Colorado and Arkansas.
— Clark Forster (@JHNGsports) June 4, 2017
Jackson AD Mike Hansen confirmed the hiring via email with wyoming-football.com Monday.
Joyce was most recently the head coach at Mountain Home, Arkansas. Mountain Home went 4-7 last year and made the playoffs for the first time in eight years. Mountain Home was 1-9 in 2015 and 0-10 in 2014, Joyce’s first two seasons as head coach.
Prior to that, Joyce led Doherty High in Colorado Springs from a 2-8 record in 2012 to an 8-3 record in 2013. Before that, he led Battle Mountain High in Edwards, Colorado, for four seasons (2008-11), improving each season from 0-10 to 2-8 to 3-7 to 9-2.
Joyce is a native of Arkansas and graduated from the University of Arkansas.
Joyce replaces James Howell, who resigned after seven years as Jackson’s head coach. The Broncs were 1-8 last season.
New coaches have also been named at Laramie, Thunder Basin, Tongue River and Snake River this offseason, while Worland is still seeking head coaches. If you know of a program seeking a new coach, please comment below or email me: email@example.com.
Edit: Updated 9:07 p.m. Monday, June 5 to note confirmation of the hire.