Jackson’s boys and girls basketball will be under new guidance next season.

Both boys coach Sam Lunz and girls coach Jason Huggins resigned from their positions following the season’s end last week, Jackson activities director Mike Hansen confirmed Friday.

“They both loved their programs but felt it was best to step away to spend more time with their families,” Hansen said via email.

Lunz had led the boys team since his hiring in June 2016. Over a five-year span Lunz and his teams struggled to put together wins, finishing 6-16 in 2017, 7-14 in 2018, 9-14 in 2019, 0-22 in 2020 and 1-18 in 2021.

Huggins took over the girls program in 2019 after 16 years of coaching basketball at various levels in the valley. The Broncs finished 2-20 in his first season at the helm in 2020 and 3-16 this past season.

Jackson Hole High School will not waste any time in finding both programs’ replacements, with the intention of posting both positions online early next week.

“I would like to have applications in all the way through the end of spring break,” Hansen said. “From there I will assemble an interview and review committee for each position separately.”

Contact Chance Q. Cook at 732-7065, sports@jhnewsandguide.com.

Will came to Jackson as sports editor in the summer of 2021 after covering Mountaineer athletics during his time at West Virginia University. A native of New Hampshire, Will spent time exploring the White Mountains before making his way West.

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