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Sheridan Coaches

Sheridan High School assistant football coaches Jeff Mowry, D.J. Dearcorn, Jeff Martini and Marshall McEwen pose together after practice on Sept. 9, 2015 in Sheridan. The four are all former Super 25 honorees. Mowry was named the Broncs' head coach Tuesday.

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Sheridan Broncs assistant football coach and former Star-Tribune Super 25 quarterback Jeff Mowry was named head coach of the Sheridan Broncs on Tuesday by current Sheridan activities director and departing head football coach Don Julian. The move was finalized at Monday evening’s Sheridan County School District 2 board meeting and Mowry assumed his head coaching duties after 11 years as assistant coach on Tuesday.

Julian stepped down on Dec. 6 in order to spend more time and further care for his parents on the family farm in Kemmerer.

“I am very excited about taking on the role of head football coach for the Sheridan Broncs,” Mowry said in a press release. “I appreciate the opportunity the Sheridan County School District #2’s Board of Trustees and Administration have afforded me. I feel fortunate that for the past eleven years, my family and I have been a part of such a wonderful community, school district, high school, and football program.”

Mowry is a former high school standout from his playing days in Riverton. He was a Super 25 selection in 1999 as Wolverines’ quarterback, where he played for Julian and was part of three state championship teams.

“I have known and worked with Jeff since he was a freshman in high school,” Julian said in the release. “He was a great player for me in Riverton and has been a huge part of our success here in Sheridan as an assistant coach for the past 11 seasons. Jeff is excited and ready to get started as head coach and will provide an immediate and smooth transition for our program and our student-athletes.”

Mowry began his coaching career as an assistant at Pinedale and Grand Junction, Colorado, before joining Julian’s first staff at Sheridan prior to the 2007 season. Under Mowry’s tutelage the Broncs have developed six all-state quarterbacks. In 2016 he was named the Wyoming Coaches’ Association Assistant Football Coach of the Year.

Mowry takes over a Sheridan team that has won three consecutive state championships and returns two all-state selections in Parker Christian and Garrett Coon.

Meanwhile, Julian will serve in a non-traditional activities director position beginning on July 1.


High School Sports Reporter

Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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