Aaron Papich, who was previously the head coach in Burlington and was most recently an assistant with the Riverton football program, has been hired as Powell’s next head coach.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported the hiring Wednesday.
Papich has been on staff at Riverton the past two years. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Burlington in 2015, a season in which the Huskies made the transition from 11-man to six-man play due to a lack of players; the Huskies went 4-2 in six-man exhibition games that season. He had coached in Casper, as well as in Great Falls, Mont., and Bozeman, Mont., prior to that.
Papich replaces Chanler Buck, who resigned after four seasons to become an assistant principal and athletic director at Powell’s middle school.
Powell went 1-7 last year.
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