Evanston High School announced Rob Watsabaugh has been hired as their new head boys’ basketball coach.

The news was first reported by the Uinta County Herald on Friday.

Watsabaugh has spent the past seven season coaching with the University of Wyoming men’s basketball staff under Larry Shyatt and Allen Edwards. He served as a Graduate Assistant for two seasons, and then was the Director of Player Development the past five seasons. He played collegiately for two seasons at West Hills Junior College in California and was named to the Central Valley All-Conference and All-Defensive teams in 2009. Then, Watsabaugh went to Laramie and finished his career with the Cowboys. During his senior year at UW, he played in 31 of 33 games.

Watsabaugh is a native of Jackson and graduated from Jackson Hole High School in 2007. He played varsity basketball for the Broncs for two seasons and received All-Conference honors in the 3A West his senior year. Watsabaugh also played football and was on the honor roll all four years in Jackson.

He replaces Lex Cornia, who stepped down after four seasons with the Red Devils. Cornia had a 64-44 record and led Evanston to a state tournament appearance all four years.

Evanston High School Athletic Director Bubba O’Neill told the Uinta County Herald, “We are excited to add tremendous coaching experience and a UW connection to our athletic program, as well as to our educational community.”

WyoPreps will be following up with more on Watsabaugh’s hiring.

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