David Thrash, who previously was an assistant and freshman coach in Gillette, will be the new head football coach in Pinedale.

Thrash’s hiring was approved during Thursday’s meeting of the Sublette County School District No. 1 board and confirmed Friday via email from Thrash to wyoming-football.com.

Thrash said he was inspired to apply by a desire to help players gain skills for a lifetime of success.

“When I heard that this position was posted, I felt a desire to put in and help provide a chance for student/athletes to become a part of a team and sport where the chance to learn skills and characteristics that can be used well beyond high school,” he wrote.

Thrash previously was a varsity offensive and defensive line coach for five years in Gillette; he also helped coach freshman teams in Gillette.

Thrash came to Pinedale in 2019. He is an assistant principal at Pinedale Elementary. He graduated from the University of Wyoming and is a native of North Carolina.

Thrash replaces Clay Cundall, who led the Wranglers each of the past three seasons. Pinedale, a Class 2A West program, went 3-21 in that span, including 0-8 last season.

Pinedale is the first football program to hire a new head coach for 2022. Cheyenne South and Cokeville are both seeking new head coaches. If you know of other head coaching changes in the state, please email me at pschmiedt@yahoo.com.

–patrick

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