John Scott steps down as Tigers head coach

(Lander, WY) – The Lander Valley Tigers will have a new head coach for the 2023 season. John Scott, the Tigers head coach for the last five seasons has stepped down. Scott had a career record of 29-17 in Lander including five straight trips to the playoffs.

Serol Stauffenberg, LVHS Athletic Director, offered Scott the job back in 2018.

“I told him I could give 5 years of all I had,” Scott said. “It was both a rewarding and demanding time. I gave thought to resigning a couple years ago, but wanted to make good on my commitment.”

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Scott has coached for schools across Wyoming including Kemmerer, Campbell County, Tongue River, Black Hills State, and Lander. During his coaching career, Scott has notched a record of 117-61 including four state championships.

The decision to resign was ability family, according to Scott. After 38 years of coaching Scott said, “it’s time to give back to my family and grandkids.”

And as for future coaching endeavors, he says “don’t call me – I’ll call you.”

Lander Valley becomes the second football program in Fremont County seeking a new head coach for next season. Riverton let go head coach Troy Anderson in November.

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Four programs in the state of Wyoming are currently seeking to hire head coaches.

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