Campbell County’s new head football coach is a Gillette native and Camel alumnus.

Orah Garst, who comes to Gillette off of four years at the University of Nebraska and 14 years of college coaching and recruiting, will be the Camels’ new head coach this season.

The Gillette News-Record first reported Garst’s hiring on Thursday.

Garst’s resume includes four years with the Cornhuskers, where he led recruiting efforts via graphic design and was also a coach on offense. Prior to that, he was at both Baylor and TCU in similar roles and also spent a year at Southwestern Assemblies of God University coaching linebackers and leading recruiting efforts.

His longest coaching stint was at Trinity Bible College, where he spent 2009 to 2015 as a defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

He graduated from Campbell County High School in 2006. His hiring was approved Tuesday by the Campbell County School District No. 1 school board.

Statewide, Rock SpringsGlenrock, WheatlandGuernseySaratoga and Wright are also searching for a head coach for next season. Meanwhile, EvanstonGreen RiverLanderRiverton and Rocky Mountain have hired a new head coach for the 2023 season. If you know of other head coaching changes in the state, please email me at


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