Cokeville native Keith Nate had an enormous impact on his hometown high school. He was a career assistant coach and worked under Todd Dayton in football for 40 years. During Nate's tenure, Cokeville won 20 state titles and played in the championship game 25 times. Nate was in charge of the guys on the line of scrimmage and line coaches are a special breed.

He was also an assistant coach in girls basketball under Briant Teichert; a span that covered a total of 34 years. The Panthers won 11 state championships and played in the title game 18 times. Assistant coaches don't usually receive the accolades and credit that head coaches do, but Nate is a shining example of the men and women who work outside of the limelight to get things done.

It's no surprise that Nate has the credentials to be inducted into the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame Class in 2021. He joins Laramie's Gil Bradfield, Glenrock's Ray Kumpula, Powell's Nate Urbach, and Gillette's James Hinshaw, Casper's Tom Rowley, and Jackson's Tom Ralson in that 2021 class.

Torrington's Tory Bugher and Casper's Sheryl Schrofel were inducted into the Hall of Fame for their work at the Junior High and Middle School levels.

We had a chance to talk with Keith Nate at the WCA banquet last month and he shared his thoughts on a number of subjects.

WyoPreps logo
Get our free mobile app

University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

During the summer of 2021, counted down the Top 50 football players in University of Wyoming history, presented by Premier Bone & Joint Centers, Worthy of Wyoming.

The rules are simple: What was the player's impact while in Laramie? That means NFL stats, draft status or any other accolade earned outside of UW is irrelevant when it comes to this list.

This isn't a one-man job. This task called for a panel of experts. Joining 7220's Cody Tucker are Robert GagliardiJared NewlandRyan Thorburn, and Kevin McKinney.

We all compiled our own list of 50 and let computer averages do the work. Think BCS -- only we hope this catalog is fairer.

Don't agree with a selection? Feel free to sound off on our Twitter: @7220sports - #Top50UWFB

- University of Wyoming’s Top 50 Football Players

30 Wyoming Attractions To Visit

- 30 Wyoming Attractions To Visit

More From WyoPreps