FCSD#25’s Snyder: RHS coaching controversy could be resolved by week’s end

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Superintendent of Fremont County School District #25 in Riverton said today that he hopes to have have a resolution to a coaching controversy by the middle to end of this week.

The Riverton School Board meeting last week drew a near standing room audience of over 70 individuals concerned over the Riverton High School football program and the release of three assistant coaches and the subsequent resignation of four other assistants.

“I’ve had conversations with the high school administrators, most of the assistant coaches, Head Football Coach Jeremy McCormick and I made myself available to the players, but none have talked to me yet,” Terry Snyder said Monday Morning. “I have discussions set with two more of the former assistant coaches today, then one other interview. When those are done,  I will have met with the entire staff.”

Snyder said he was directed by the school board to find a resolution to the controversy. “I want to be thorough and fair to all parties involved,” Snyder said “I don’t want to just fix a problem, but I want to make our football program one of the best in the state, that’s my objective. I’m looking beyond to where we are now to where we want to be,” he said.

The Wolverines won the 3A West Conference Championship this past year, but fell to Cody in the state quarterfinals. By all outward appearances, the football program had a successful year, on paper, but then the controversy erupted when some of the assistant coaches were not retained by McCormick.

Because the issue is a personnel matter, Snyder said he could not be more specific.

PHOTO ABOVE: Concerned parent Jay Reddon addressed the FCSD#25 Board of Trustees last week on the controversy surrounding the removal and resignations of most of RHS’s football coaching staff. (Ernie Over photo)