The Pinedale Wranglers will have a new boys’ basketball coach next season after Eric Oram recently resigned.

Oram was the head coach for the past four seasons and had a record of 50-51 with three state tournament appearances. He’s been on the coaching staff in some capacity since 2008. Overall, he spent parts of five seasons as head coach with Wranglers.

Oram said in a released statement, “Please be advised that this decision has been very difficult to make, and I have deeply enjoyed my time serving in this role. I am very grateful for the opportunity to coach, mentor, and lead the boys’ basketball program for the past 4 years. I have built so many wonderful relationships with every player and young man within the program, as well as other coaches I have worked with, parents within the program, booster club members, and basketball fans in the community.”

He cited personal reasons in his decision to step down.

Oram added, “I will always have a deep connection to Wrangler Basketball, and I look forward to what the future holds for the program.  During my time as the head coach, we had more success off the court building young men then any season stats could show.  Thank you for the opportunity to fulfill one of my life-long dreams to coach a varsity basketball team.  I thank each and every one of my current and past players for their commitment, heart, and effort in which they not only played the game but strived to improve their lives as young men off the field.”

Pinedale was 6-17 this past season.

The search for a replacement is underway.

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