Coach Carl Selmer
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During the nine years of his tenure as Worlandâs Head Football Coach he compiled an overall record of 80 Wins, 14, Losses, and 2 Ties. Of special note; during the years of 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956 his Worland teams won successive State Championships. It should be pointed out that most of the 14 losses came at the hands of those much larger Wyoming schools such as Casper and Sheridan. Worthy of special reference is the fact that his teams lost only one conference game in 6 years. Moreover, in the 1954, 1955, and 1956 seasons his high school coached teams in Worland were undefeated and were tied only twice. Beyond the pure won and lost records, such success over all those years is evidenced by the reality that Coach Selmer personally placed great importance on good sportsmanship, gentlemanly behavior, and throughout those years served as a role model for his entire cadre of players in those areas of learning, always leading by example.
The above testimonial clearly validates Coach Selmerâ high school coaching credentials which ended in 1957 when he left Worland to join Bob Devaneyâs University of Wyoming coaching staff as an assistant coach. It was a position that he occupied for 5 years. At the University he was an integral part in helping Coach Devaney achieve a high level of success. When Bob Devaney moved from the University of Wyoming to become the Head Football Coach, and later their Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska; he asked Coach Selmer to join his staff where he enjoyed 11 successful years in one of the most victorious college programs in college football history.
Later Coach Selmer became an assistant coach at the University of Miami and was subsequently promoted to the head coaching position for 2 years. Later he coached at North Texas State, and was Offensive Line Coach at Kansas State for 3 years. Following that tenure he coach for one year in Canadian Football and spent 4 years as Offensive Line Coach at The University of Notre Dame, completing his coaching career at 2 or 3 small colleges.
During his college coaching career Coach Selmer coached in 2 National Championship Games, participated in 5 Orange Bowls, 2 Sun Bowls, 1 Cotton Bowl, 1 Liberty Bowl, and 1 Hula Bowl.
All evidence from above simply serves to illustrate that his total High School and College coaching and personal resume remains second to none in the history of Worland, Wyoming sports.
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