Rock Springs head football coach David Hastings has resigned after five years leading the Tigers.

News reports from Sweetwater Now, Wyo4News and the Rock Springs Rocket-Miner said Hastings resigned and “looks forward to the new transition in his life and career.”

Rock Springs AD Tom Jassman said via email Wednesday morning that a replacement had not yet been named. He said a hire would be sought for “the time that is needed to establish an effective hire for the program.”

Hastings did not immediately reply to an email sent by on Tuesday seeking more details.

Hastings went 21-29 in his five seasons with the Tigers. The team’s best season came in 2016, when Rock Springs went 8-3 and reached the Class 4A semifinals, securing the program’s first winning season since 2003 in the process. Rock Springs was 3-7 last season.

Hastings was previously the head coach for programs at Lehi, Utah, and Sugar-Salem, Idaho.

Other Class 4A programs seeking new coaches for 2019 include Gillette and Kelly Walsh. Additionally, programs at GlenrockLovell and Wyoming Indian either are searching or have found a new coach for the 2019 season. If you know of other head coaching changes statewide, please email me at


Updated 9:38 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, with comment from Jassman.

4 Thoughts on “Hastings resigns as Rock Springs coach

  1. Steve L Core on February 21, 2019 at 12:05 pm said:

    Patrick–I see Rocky Mountain high school is looking for a coach–saw the employment ad in the Greybull Standard—FYI

  2. Patrick on February 26, 2019 at 8:05 am said:

    Hi Steve, I looked into this and heard from Rocky Mountain that they’re looking for a middle school coach, not a high school coach. But thanks for the heads up!


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