Riverton football coach Troy Anderson was fired from his position on Monday.
Anderson, the Wolverines’ head coach the past three seasons, said via telephone to wyoming-football.com on Wednesday that he was caught by surprise by the move.
Anderson said he was given no reason for the firing “other than a change of direction.”
“I wish I had a chance to finish the job,” Anderson said.
Riverton activities director Reggie Miller declined to give specifics for the reason for Anderson’s hiring when reached via email Wednesday. Miller said the position would be opened and candidates considered, “and (we’ll) make a decision when the time allows.”
The Wolverines have gone 1-8 the past two seasons as members of the Class 3A East Conference; they were 4-6 in Anderson’s first season, 2020.
Anderson said he will continue to stay in Riverton and teach as a special education and social studies teacher at Riverton High School. He said he may continue to coach in Fremont County, but nothing was definitive.
“I think there will be some football options available for me,” he said.
Anderson said he had good support from the majority of the community, and that he learned and logged lots of lessons about working with people.
“(I) love the dudes – players first, always,” he said.
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