SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Broncs have named their new head football coach ahead of the 2018 season. After 11 years as a Broncs assistant, Jeff Mowry will take over head coaching duties for the three-time-defending champs.

Mowry takes over for Don Julian, who resigned as head coach at the end of the 2017 season in order to spend time with his parents.

“Jeff is excited and ready to get started as head coach and will provide an immediate and smooth transition for our program and our student-athletes,” Julian said in a press release.

Mowry joined the SHS staff in 2007 when Julian took over the program. Mowry taught math until 2011, when he became assistant principal at SHS.

During his 11 seasons at SHS, Mowry and the Broncs went to six state championships and won five, including three straight in the last three seasons. The team won 102 games in that span, including a perfect 12-0 season this past fall. Mowry coached six All-State quarterbacks and was named 2016 Wyoming Coaches Association Assistant Football Coach of the Year.

He was also a selection for The Sheridan Press’ 20 Under 40 in 2015 for his work as an educator and a coach.

“I feel fortunate that for the past 11 years, my family and I have been a part of such a wonderful community, school district, high school and football program,” Mowry said. “As I move forward as head coach for the Broncs, I look forward to giving back to the community and school district that has provided so much to my family.”

Mowry’s football career began at Riverton High School, where he played for Julian and won three consecutive state titles from 1997-99. He finished a two-time All-State quarterback with a career record of 22-1.

He took his football talents to Mesa State College (Colorado), where he earned All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors and was an Academic All-Conference selection while earning a Bachelor of Science in mathematics in secondary education.

He taught and coached at Pinedale High School and Grand Junction (Colorado) High School prior to joining Sheridan County School District 2.

Julian will transition into a modified activities director position July 1.

Mowry lives in Sheridan with his wife, Melissa, and their three children, Hannah, Bryce and Claire.

The 2018 football season kicks off Aug. 24 in Rock Springs. Mowry’s first home game as head coach will be Aug. 30 in a matchup with Cheyenne Central.