Brad DeKrey of Rock Springs Elected to WCA Hall of Fame
Brad Dekrey of Rock Springs began his coaching career in Sweetwater County in the mid-1980s and coached more distance runners than he can count, He enjoyed some great success with the Tigers cross country programs with 6 state titles for the boys and one for the girls. The Rock Springs boys dominated 4A cross country in the mid-1990s with 3 consecutive state titles in a row from 1995-97. They also won back-to-back titles in 2004 and 205 with another one in 2011.
Dekrey was the head track coach for the Tigers until he stepped down from the position in 2019. He has guided multiple, individual state champions throughout his career. He has an indelible legacy in Sweetwater County in distance running and the annual alumni race is always a big event with current athletes also participating. One of his biggest accomplishments was being named the National Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2019.
DeKrey is one of the members of the 2020 Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame class that was honored in conjunction with the 2021 class back in July. The other members of the 2020 class are Kaycee's Jason Humble, John Hepp from Buffalo/Douglas, and Powell's Scott McKenzie
Worland's Jacque Pike and Tim Eisenbarth of Southeast were Hall of Fame inductees for their outstanding work at the Junior High and Middle School levels. We had a chance to chat with this Hall of Famer at the Wyoming Coaches Association banquet in Casper about his induction, his career, and his professional footprint in Sweetwater County. Enjoy!
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