Rustler men's hoops coach resigns

Jul 12, 2018 From Ranger staff reports

Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Jack Nelson has resigned.

The college announced Thursday that Nelson was leaving the Rustlers to accept a coaching slot at the University of Sioux Falls, a four-year university in South Dakota.

This is Nelson's second stint at Sioux Falls, where he was an assistant coach from July 20008 through May 2011.

"I would like to thank Jack for his dedication to student success, both on and off the court while here at Central," said CWC dean of Students Steve Barlow, who also serves as athletic director for the college.

"I appreciate that with Jack it was not always just about success but more about making sure things were getting done the right way."

Nelson was a winner during his two years in charge of the Rustler program.

His teams posted a 41-21 won-loss record, a winning percentage of .661.

The CWC job was Nelson's first as a head coach. Prior to coming to the Riverton campus, CWC, Nelson was an assistant coach for six years at Minot State University in North Dakota, at Bellevue University in Nebraska, the earlier position at Sioux Falls, and a season as an assistant at St. Mary's University in Minnesota.

His longest previous tenure was at Minot State, where he worked for six seasons.

It's late in the year to look for a head coach, and Barlow said the search for Nelson's replacement is starting immediately.

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