New Football Coaches
There are ten new football coaches around the state as the season begins.
4A Football has a week of work outs under their belt while the rest of the football teams get their seasons started on Monday. 4A's 'Zero Week' counts against their record, therefore, they get an extra week of prep time. 3A through 6-man see Zero Week as a dress rehearsal of sorts.
There are 10 new football coaches around the state. It doesn't sound like a lot, but when you think there are only 64 football teams in Wyoming, that's a pretty good chunk.
Two of the new faces are in 4A where Rock Springs and Cheyenne Central have seen changes at the top. Brick Cegelski resigned at Central after 18 seasons. He is replaced by former Burns assistant Drew Severn. RS will see David Hastings take over for Tom Jassman who was at the helm for 3 seasons in Tigertown.
Powell has put an interim coach in place after the sudden passing of long time head coach Jim Stringer. Chanler Buck will take over this year. Powell has won the last three 3A titles and has a 27 game winning streak with them. Buck was a volunteer assistant with the Panthers last year.
Former HEM coach Tom Waring coached for 1 season at Rawlins. Cheyenne Central and Black Hills State grad Cory Wheeler is his replacement. Wheeler is the 8th coach in 13 years at Rawlins.
Remember last year when Worland replaced their head coach a week before the season started? Josh Garcia and Brian Bailey took over the duties as Co-head coaches and went 3 and 6. The Warriors have put Thor Ware as head coach. Ware comes from Idaho and Oregon. Lander sees John Rounds take over for Doug Hughes.
2A has new coaches in Greybull and Wheatland. Greybull is led by Marty Wrage while The Bulldogs will see Dusty Hudson take over after 8 years of Scott Scultz as head coach. Moorcroft has a new coach as they drop down to 1A football in Dusty Petz who has coached basketball for the Wolves and Rock River makes their varsity debut with a new head coach, Terrance Reese.
Moorcroft isn’t the only team changing class. Wyoming Indian and Saratoga are no longer in the six man ranks while Tongue River is now 1A dropping down from 2A the past several years.
Pre-Season football rankings will be out on Wednesday.