Aaron Makelky, who has been Big Piney’s head football coach for the past seven years, has taken over as head coach at Kelly Walsh.

The Casper Star-Tribune first reported Makelky’s hiring, which he later verified on Twitter:

Makelky was a combined 22-37 in his seven years with the Class 2A Punchers, but he led the team to back-to-back winning seasons and playoff berths in 2017 and 2018. Big Piney reached the 2A semifinals in 2017.

In his Twitter post, Makelky said he will miss his players in Big Piney but also spoke to his future team in Casper.

“I will pour my heart and soul into your future success,” he wrote.

He replaces Jon Vance, who was let go as head coach after eight seasons leading the Trojans. KW finished 3-7 last year and lost in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

Makelky previously coached in Bozeman, Montana, and Timber Lake, South Dakota. He will be the head coach for the South squad in the 2019 Shrine Bowl, which will be played in June in Casper.

Glenrock and Lovell have also named new head coaches for 2019, while GilletteRock Springs, Evanston, Big Piney and Wyoming Indian are searching for new head coaches. If you know of other head coaching changes statewide, please email me at pschmiedt@yahoo.com.

–patrick

12 Thoughts on “Makelky makes move from Big Piney to Kelly Walsh

  1. Michael Bates on March 26, 2019 at 8:57 am said:

    hey! Good luck buddy you are the right guy for the job. I will watch your season next year again congratulations!

    Michael Bates

  2. Congrats coach you could not be more deserving…

    Michael Bates

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  7. Kerry Legarr on May 9, 2019 at 7:08 am said:

    I would like to be notified with any new Football and teaching openings for the 2019 – 2020 school year

  8. Kerry Legarra on May 9, 2019 at 7:08 am said:

    I would like to be notified with any new Football and teaching openings for the 2019 – 2020 school year

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