Anne Moore Resigns as Laramie Plainsmen Soccer Head Coach
Laramie High School boys’ soccer head coach Anne Moore has stepped down ahead of the 2023 high school season.
LHS Athletics Director Ron Wagner announced her resignation on Thursday. It comes just over four weeks before practice starts for the new season, which is Monday, March 6, 2023.
The following is a release from Laramie High School that had Coach Moore reflecting on her time as head coach:
“The first two boys’ soccer seasons were the most difficult because we had a very young team in 2018/19, and in 2019/20 we only got to play a week of soccer before the season was canceled due to COVID.
The 2020/2021 season was when the team really came together for a fourth-place conference finish. The team then went on to win the State Consolation Championship game for a fifth-place finish at the State Tournament.
The 2021/22 team won a Conference Regular season Championship, was Runner-up at the Conference Tournament losing in the final 1-0, and won a Consolation Championship at the State tournament beating Central in an OT Penalty kick shootout. We had six All-Conference players and four First-Team All-State players during the 2021/22 season. Landon Whisenant and Talon Luckie went on to both play at the college level.
In our conference, it is hard to win consistently at home and on the road so I think I am most proud of our 2021/22 team's regular season championship with a record of 11-1. We had tough competition with several overtime wins so the regular season championship showed a full body of work where winning didn't just come down to a few games during the conference or state tournaments.
I am excited about the 2022/23 team because they have put in a lot of work during the offseason playing in leagues, at Olympic Development events, indoor tournaments, and have had players consistently showing up for drop-in indoor practices. We graduated seven senior starters after the 2021/22 season but have a young group of returners ready to compete. I would like to thank Ron Wagner for entrusting the boys’ soccer team to me over the past four years and especially my assistant coaches: Paul Gonzales, Wil Atencio, Michael Zuniga, and Isaiah Jackson for all of the time they put in helping our players to reach their full potential. It was so much fun watching you move from former players into the coaching world as leaders and mentors. I am sad to be stepping away from my head coaching duties this spring, but plan on supporting the team from the stands as their #1 fan!"