Ernie Mecca

Head Outdoor Track, Freshman Girls Basketball

My full time vocation is serving as the State Director for the Wyoming Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).  I am blessed to be able to continue to coach and consider it a great privilege and responsibility to work with the student athletes in our school district.  Coaching is my passion and I consider myself blessed to have been able to coach for 22 years in Wyoming.

 

I coach because of the relationships with kids and members of the coaching fraternity.  I expect my athletes to have a great attitude and work ethic.  I want them to be quality, unselfish citizens that demonstrate class and integrity in all areas and situations of their lives.  I stress that they are to be ladies and gentlemen first, students second and athletes third.

 

I grew up in Thermopolis and graduated from HSCHS in 1975.  I attended Black Hills State University and the University of Wyoming.  At the age of 30, after several business ventures, I began my teaching and coaching career in Dubois, WY, where we raised our two children.  I’ve been married to my wonderful wife Cindy for 36 years.

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION EXPERIENCE
*22 years Coaching in Wyoming
*15 years HS/MS Athletic Director
*10 years PE/Health teacher
*5 years HS Principal

 

VARSITY TRACK and FIELD COACHING EXPERIENCE
7 State Championships                           4 Boys, 3 Girls
5 State Runners Up                              2 Boys, 3 Girls
3 State Third Place Finishes                    2 Boys, 1 Girls
3 State Fourth Place Finishes                   2 Boys, 1 Girls
12 District Championships                       5 Boys, 7 Girls

 

10 Coach of the Year Awards and 1 Hall of Fame Induction
3x Wyoming Coaches Association 1A Boys
2x Wyoming Coaches Association 1A Girls
1x Wyoming Coaches Association 2A Boys
2x Wyoming Coaches Association 2A Girls
1x National High School Athletic Coaches Association Region 7 Girls Track & Field Coach of the Year
1x United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Wyoming Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year
Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2006, for Track & Field coaching career

Phone: (307) 690-3349

Email: emecca@hotsprings1.org