Wyoming’s First Female HS Football Coach Let Go
LOVELL, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's first female high school football coach has been let go after only one season.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Jeny Gardner is no longer the head coach at Lovell High School.
Gardner tweeted Wednesday afternoon: "Well, it was fun while it lasted. Thank you to all my players this year for believing in what we were trying to do with Lovell Football."
Gardner on Thursday confirmed the news with the Star-Tribune in a text message.
Repeated calls to Lovell activities director Joe Koritnik on Thursday were not returned. Lovell went 1-7 this season.
Gardner remains a math teacher in Big Horn County School District No. 2. She says she hopes her record through one season won't discourage other programs from hiring female football coaches in the future. She says she hopes to be a head football coach again.