Campbell County’s James Hinshaw Enshrined in WCA Hall of Fame
The Campbell County boys basketball team had a historic run of 4A state championships as they won 9 state championships over a period from 1992 to 2000. We may never see that kind of dominance again from any team in any sport and the assistant coach behind all that success for the Camels was James Hinshaw. He was known as the shot doctor and the Camel program had more than a few sharpshooters.
While an assistant boys basketball coach, his team qualified every year he was on the bench. During that same time period, the Camels only lost once in the first round of the state tourney. His coaching success extended to tennis where during the course of 18 years, the Camels either finished 2nd or 3rd at the state tournament. All told in both sports, he coached 450 All-State and All-Conference selections. That's an impressive resume and he was inducted into the 2021 Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame back in July in Casper.
He is joined in that class by Glenrock's Ray Kumpula, Cokeville's Keith Nate, Laramie's Gil Bradfield, Tom Rowley of Natrona, Nate Urbach of Powell, and Tom Ralston of Jackson. That's a pretty strong class of coaches. In addition to those coaches, Sheryl Schrofel of Casper and Tory Bugher of Torrington was enshrined for their work at the Junior High and Middle School level. Those junior high and middle school inductions started back in 2011 and are well deserved.
We had a chance to chat with Mr. Hinshaw and the WCA banquet for his thoughts on his career and the Hall of Fame.
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