Several new names and faces are leading high school basketball programs across the state as the new season draws closer and closer.

There are eight new head coaches in Class 4A. Five of them are with girls’ teams, and three are with boys’ teams.

On the lady’s side, Stormy Dolezal takes over in Evanston. Jackson’s new head coach is Andrea Joyce. Terrance Reese is in his first season at Laramie, while Brodie Epler has taken over at Cheyenne South. A familiar face is back on the sidelines in Gillette. This time it’s at Campbell County, and that is Braidi Lutgen.

For the guys, Jay McCarten is the new head coach at Cody. Taking over in Jackson is Hayden Hatfield. Bill Rosette is the new man for the Tigers in Rock Springs.

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In Class 3A, there are seven new head coaches with five of them in girls’ teams.

Keith Leppert is the new coach at Buffalo for their girls’ team. At Kemmerer, Wade Fiscus takes over for the 2021-22 season. Trent Bowers was tabbed for the job at Pinedale, while David Villa is new at Thermopolis. Finally, Mark Mortimer is the new man in charge of the Worland girls.

On the gentleman’s side, Brian May enters his first season with the Lovell Bulldogs. Logan Barker takes over in Torrington.

Only four changes in Class 2A and all of the new coaches are for girls’ teams.

Riki Kremers is now leading the Lusk Tigers. Tabbed to lead the Riverside girls is Jason Mitchell. Karen Returns To War is new at St. Stephens, and Wind River’s new coach is Vonda Wells.

Class 1A features eight new head coaches for the 2021-22 prep basketball season. Five of them are with boys’ teams, while the other three are for girls’ teams.

Ben Barnes takes over the Lady Panthers in Cokeville. Lingle-Ft. Laramie’s new girl’s coach is Susan Bartel. The Meeteetse girls have a new leader in Ty Myers.

For the boys, Cokeville’s new head coach is Harold Hatch. At Encampment, Duane Gilbert takes the reigns. Pat Scissons will coach the boys at Midwest. Taking over at Little Snake River is Jack Cobb, and Craig Leithead will lead the Southeast boys.

WyoPreps wishes all the new head coaches good luck in your first season on the job.

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