(Fremont County, WY) – The Lander Valley High School (LVHS) Lady Tigers basketball team will have a new head coach for the 2022-2023 season. Serol Stauffenberg, after four years as the head coach for Lander, will step down. Although he is no longer the coach and does not plan on returning to coaching; he will remain as the Athletic Director for LVHS.
“Ultimately it was about family,” Stauffenberg said.
In his four years as the Lady Tigers coach, his teams qualified for the state tournament every year. Their best finish was placing fourth in the past two seasons. He won 67 games and lost 34 as the Lady Tigers’ head coach. His best season as the coach was the most recent one, winning 21 games and having a 19-game winning streak before the regional championship game.
Stauffenberg took the job because it was something he could provide stability for. “I saw a void that I thought I could provide guidance,” he said
Stauffenberg has a coaching resumé that includes time at the helm at Central Wyoming College for girls basketball. He is also in the Bobcat Hall of Fame as the head coach of the Thermopolis Lady Bobcats when he helped them to two state championships from 2002 to 2004. In addition, Stauffenberg was a college coach at Dickinson State University.
Serol thanked parents, students and everyone in the community. “There is a lot of thanks to everyone. The quick buy-in from the kids and parents really shows how quickly you can be successful.”
The search now begins for the next head coach for the Lady Tigers basketball team.