Wheatland’s head coach has resigned after two years to spend more time with his family.

Tom Waring, who led Wheatland to the Class 2A semifinals this year, resigned in mid-November. He verified his resignation via email Wednesday with wyoming-football.com.

Waring said his daughter is beginning junior high sports this year, and he wants to spend time supporting her efforts.

It was a difficult decision because I love coaching these guys, and I love football,” Waring wrote. “But, I do preach to my players that football should never be number one on your list of priorities. I tell them family always comes first, so basically I am just taking my own advice.”

Waring went a combined 9-10 in his two seasons with the Bulldogs, including 5-5 in 2017.

Waring previously coached at Rawlins in 2013 and, prior to that, Hanna from 2009-12.

A replacement in Wheatland has not yet been named.

Waring is the fifth head coach in the state to resign after the 2017 season, along with Sheridan’s Don Julian, Cheyenne Central’s Drew Severn, Lander’s John Rounds and Lovell’s Doug Hazen.

–patrick

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