Green River High School hires new football coach

The Green River High School Athletics Department recently announced the decision to hire Blaine Christensen as the new Green River High School Head Football Coach.

Christensen was selected to replace previous Coach Kevin Cuthbertson, who stepped down at the end of the season last year.

Christensen has been an assistant football coach for Rock Springs High School the past three seasons and was instrumental in helping the Tigers reach the Wyoming 4A State Championship game during his tenure under Head Coach Mark Lenhardt, according to a press release.

"We are extremely excited to have Blaine Christensen on board as our new Green River High School Head Football Coach," Tony Beardsley, the Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Activities Director, said. "Blaine is a former Green River Wolf and he brings high energy and a strong desire to help student-athletes achieve success on and off the football field."

"As a graduate of Green River High School I know and understand the tradition and pride the community of Green River has," Christensen said. "The ultimate goal is to make sure that anyone involved with the program becomes better husbands, fathers, and employees. Along with making them better people we are also going to compete day in and day out to put a product on the field the community of Green River can be proud of. Football is a tough sport, not only physically but also mentally. It won't be easy but it will be worth it. I look forward to meeting everyone and getting to work immediately."

Christensen played high school football at Green River, where he earned several honors as a player including being selected to the Casper Star Tribune Super 25 Team, being a two-time West 3A All-Conference football player, and being a 3A All-State football player. Christensen was also selected for and played in the 2013 Shrine Bowl. As a track and field athlete, Christensen placed fourth at the Wyoming 4A State Track Championships in the Triple-Jump.

Christensen went on to Black Hills State University in South Dakota as a college athlete. While at Black Hills State, he played safety for the football team and also represented the Track and Field team in the Triple and Long Jump.

In addition to being an assistant football coach at RSHS, Christensen has been an assistant boys basketball coach and track coach for the Tigers. As an assistant football coach, Christensen took on various roles including coaching varsity defensive backs and varsity wide receivers, as well as being the varsity special teams coordinator. Christensen was also the head freshman football coach and junior varsity defensive coordinator, and he supervised the Rock Springs Summer Strength and Conditioning program in the afternoons. The Tigers played for the 2021 Wyoming State 4A Football Championship, and Christensen was also the Assistant Coach in the 2022 Football Shrine Bowl. As a varsity assistant coach at Rock Springs, Blaine coached eight Wyoming 4A All-State football players and two Super 25 football players.

"What an honor and privilege it is to be the Head Football Coach at Green River High School," Christensen said. "The resources that Sweetwater County School District No. 2 offers along with support of the administration really makes this place special. Being able to work in the same school district as my wife, Jordan, is something I will always be grateful for."

 

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