For the seventh year in a row, Gunnare named North Coach of the Year

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of Dwight Gunnare during a women's basketball practice session.

Lady T-Birds’ Head Coach Dwight Gunnare during a recent practice session in the “Swede” Erickson Thunderbird Gym. (Casper College photo)

For the seventh year in a row, Dwight Gunnare, the Casper College Women’s Basketball team’s head coach, has been named Coach of the Year for the All-Region IX North Sub-Region for the 2032-2024 season. It also marks the 12th time since Gunnare began coaching at Casper College in 2008 that he has been named Coach of the Year for Region IX North.

“I am very appreciative of being recognized by my peers in the North Sub-Region. There are a lot of very talented coaches in the ‘North’ who are equally deserving! I also view this award as a team award. It is usually based on team success, and there are so many individuals that play a huge role in that, including, but not limited, to (Assistant) Coach (Nate) Macy and our players,” said Gunnare.

The No. 16 Lady Thunderbirds ended the 2023-2024 season 28-5, became four-time North Sub-Region Championship winners, and won the 2024 Region IX Women’s Basketball Tournament for the third straight year.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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