Rock Springs cross country coach Brad DeKrey was named the 2019 National Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year at an award ceremony in Bismark, North Dakota, over the weekend.
DeKrey was one of eight national high school coaches up for the award, which was presented by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association at its annual award banquet.
The selection is based on a coach’s longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championships and winning percentage.
DeKrey wasn’t the only Wyoming high school coach to receive national recognition at the banquet as former Rawlins volleyball coach Sandy Jebens and former Lander golf coach Terry Berg were inducted into the NHSACA Hall of Fame.
Other Wyoming finalists for coach of the year were Mountain View’s Tim Gonzales (boys assistant coach), Lingle-Fort Laramie’s Mike Lashley (boys track and field), Snake River’s Jodi Stanley (girls basketball), Burns’ Cole Manlove (girls cross country), Kelly Walsh’s Craig Marsh (boys and girls golf), Cody’s Rick Stonehouse (alpine skiing), Jackson’s James Jenkins (girls swimming and diving), Kelly Walsh’s Jeff Barkell (volleyball) and Cokeville’s Martin Linford (wrestling).