The football field Cokeville, formerly known as Panther Field, was renamed Dayton Nate Field Friday in honor of head coach Todd Dayton and longtime assistant coach Keith Nate. It was also announced that Dayton, who was the head coach of the Panthers since 1980, will retire at the end of this season.
The announcements were made before the home win against Cokeville 46-12 Thermopolis. The Panthers improved to 4-1 with the win.
According to wyoming-football.comDayton has compiled a 344-69 career record (.833 winning percentage) during his 41 years Cokeville. Meanwhile, the Panthers won 20 state championships, including a record six consecutive state from 1986 to 1991, and compiled 10 undefeated seasons. The last title of State Cokeville dates back to 2014, when he went 12-0 and beat Lusk during class championship match 1A / 11 men.
Nate, who has coached the Dayton sides for years and who helped Cokeville other activities, was also honored. Nate fight against multiple sclerosis for several years.
The governor of Wyoming Mark Gordon and Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association, Ron Laird, were among those present for the festivities.
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