Moffat County basketball coach resigns

Bulldog fans will see a new face courtside in the 2002-2003 Moffat County boys' basketball season, though it is not yet known who it will be.

Moffat County High School boys basketball coach Blaine Corlett resigned his positions Tuesday because his wife has accepted a new job in Cheyenne, Wyo.

The void created by the resignation of the coach has set the athletic department's wheels in motion to find a replacement, though the school is still in

the preliminary stages of the search, athletic director Jim Loughran said.

"I first must meet with the principal (Jane Krogman) to discuss the procedure we'll use to select a new coach," he said.

"I can't really say when we'll actually select someone."

Loughran did say the high school will look in-house for a replacement before searching outside the Moffat County School District.

He said there are no preferences in a local candidate and the school won't hesitate to advertise nationwide to fill the positions if the need arises.

Corlett has coached the boys basketball team for the past four years, accruing a record of 36-30, two conference championships and two trips into the post season.

"We're losing a great man. He helped the team win two championships, had four years of good records and was well respected by his peers," assistant coach Steve Maneotis said. "Those are not easy shoes to fill."

Corlett was born in Flaudreau, S.D. and grew up in Northwestern Iowa.

He attended college in Northwestern Iowa at Westmar College in LeMars where

he played four years of basketball.

Corlett was employed as a physical education teacher at Craig's East Elementary School where he taught for five years.

"It's going to be hard leaving Craig. I've been here six years and enjoyed my time," Corlett said.

"But the future is going to be bright for Moffat County in the future and their going to be competitive."

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