Troy Anderson named RHS football coach

Apr 7, 2020 By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer

The Riverton Wolverines have a new head football coach.

Troy Anderson, an assistant to former head coach Pat Patterson for the last four seasons, has taken the position.

Anderson will be the ninth Riverton head football coach in the last 40 years.

Anderson currently is deployed with the Wyoming National Guard in Afghanistan, but is scheduled to return to Riverton in June.

He also spent part of last football season on active duty with the Guard.

In the interim, he will be working with his coaching staff from a distance, developing the team for next fall.

"Troy has coached in Riverton for the past four years, coaching the offensive and defensive lines for the past two," Riverton activities director Reggie Miller said.

"Troy is a Fremont County native and is excited to take over our program. Riverton looks forward to future success as Troy works with our student-athletes."

Anderson inherits a Wolverine squad that went 4-6 last season and qualified for the Class 3-A postseason.

Riverton fell in the opening round of the Class 3-A playoffs to Jackson.

Past tenures

Patterson was head coach from 2013 to 2019, amassing a record of 27-39.

Jeremy McCormick preceded Patterson, in years where Riverton fluctuated between Class 3-A and Class 4-A competition.

McCormick coached for five seasons. Before him, Brant Nyberg coached for six and Don Julian nine, with three Class 3-A state championships on his record.

Prior to Julian, the late Tino Navarro, Gary Glenn, Dale McElhany and Leland Smith all coached three seasons for the Wolverines.

Bob Miller, Neil Mellilo, Mike Harris, Don Pomeroy and Glenn Burgess were other RHS head coaches, dating to the 1960s.

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