Big Horn head coach Michael McGuire has resigned to take on the role of offensive coordinator at Dickinson (N.D.) State University.

The school announced the hiring in a press release Tuesday, and McGuire acknowledged the move on Twitter.

McGuire took over a Big Horn program that was successful prior to his arrival and turned it into a juggernaut. The Rams went 56-8 in McGuire’s six years, winning Class 2A titles in 2013 and 2016; they also finished as 2A runners-up in 2014 and as Class 1A 11-man runners-up last season.

McGuire was also the head coach at Riverside from 2006-09, winning the Class 2A title in 2007 and finishing as runner-up in 2006.

In all, McGuire was 84-21 in 10 years as a Wyoming head coach. In between his stints at Riverside and Big Horn, he was an assistant coach at Sheridan.

The Rams finished 9-2 last season and will return all six of their all-state selections from 2017 this fall. A replacement for McGuire at Big Horn has not yet been named.

Other Wyoming schools with new head coaches, or with vacant head coaching spots, include Class 4A Cheyenne Central and Sheridan, Class 3A Green RiverLander, Powell and Rawlins, and Class 2A GreybullLovell and Wheatland. If you know of other coaching hirings or resignations statewide, please email me at


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