After two seasons, Gillette head coach Micah Christensen has resigned as the leader of the Camels.
As first reported by the Gillette News Record, Christensen resigned this week but will stay on at Gillette teaching and coaching other sports.
Christensen took on one of the most difficult periods in Campbell County’s football history. He was hired shortly before the Camels’ program was left decimated by the opening of Thunder Basin, Gillette’s second comprehensive high school. When Thunder Basin opened, most of the city’s seniors and juniors opted to play for new Thunder Basin, leaving traditional power Gillette without enough upperclassmen to sustain success at the Class 4A level.
Christensen also was a late hire prior to the 2017 season, joining the team as head coach after longtime Camels coach Vic Wilkerson resigned about a month before the first practice of 2017.
Prior to leading the Camels, Christensen had spent 12 years as Gillette’s linebackers coach; he also coached football for eight years in Brush, Colorado.
The Camels have gone 0-18 the past two seasons.
A replacement has not yet been named.
Gillette joins Kelly Walsh as Class 4A programs seeking new head coaches for 2019. Other programs either searching for or with new head coaches for 2019 include Glenrock, Lovell and Wyoming Indian. If you know of other head coaching changes statewide, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.