Cris Williams will not be coaching the Cody football team next year.
His 13 years as head coach came to an end on Tuesday when the Cody School Board approved his resignation.
“I’ve loved my 13 years as head coach at Cody High School and I wish these kids and these coaches nothing but the best,” Williams said.
He took over the head coaching job at CHS in 2000 and finished with 59 wins and 69 losses.
Williams declined to comment on why he resigned. He will continue to teach at CHS.
“The important thing is that there is going to be a new football coach at Cody High School and I hope he has a ton of success and the community, players and parents are all able to rally behind him,” he said.
The Broncs finished the 2012 season with a 4-7 record and lost in the semifinals to Star Valley.
Williams said he met with the team on Nov. 18 to address some rumors floating around school.
“I told them I believed in them and loved them and wanted them to go be great,” he said.
Williams took the Broncs to the semifinals in the playoffs five times, and advanced to the state championship game in 2009.
“It’s tough to see something end, but there is always something else in the future,” he said.
Several games stick out for William’s including ending Riverton’s 26-game winning streak in his first game as head coach, but one of his best memories is celebrating the birth of his daughter the morning of a homecoming game before ending Buffalo’s 27-game winning streak that night.
“She took her sweet time to make me nervous and think I was going to miss the game,” he said jokingly.
He said he would especially miss the locker rooms and being a part of the players’ lives.
“I’d love to coach football again someday,” Williams said. “When the time is right I would love to be on somebody’s staff.”