Raise the Reust

Steamboat, Soroco name track coaches

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— Andy Reust will be back as Steamboat Springs track and field coach, after he resigned from the position following the 2006 spring season.

"Andy was nice enough to help us out for the season," Steamboat Springs principal Mike Knezevich said.

Steamboat athletics director Richard Lee said he made a commitment to recommend hiring Reust to the Steamboat Springs School Board on Feb. 14.

"It's a one-year deal," Lee said. "He agreed to help us out through the season until we can find a more long-term coach. I think it will be either his sixth or seventh year as coach, but he made it pretty clear he only wants to coach for this season."

Reust had resigned from a one-year head football coaching position at Soroco High School on Oct. 30. At that time, the 51-year-old said he "was hanging it up," hoping to spend more time with his grandchildren and finish work at his ranch.

Lee said Reust will be back at the helm of the team when students return for practice Monday following Winter Blues Break.

Steamboat volunteer distance coach Greg Long said he expects a large team based on this week's practice turnout.

David Bruner, Reust's defensive coordinator on the Soroco sidelines this fall, also was recently hired as Soroco's track and field coach.

The South Routt School Board approved the hire Feb. 15, Soroco athletics director Andy Johnson said. Bruner joined the South Routt School District this school year as a physical education teacher at the middle and high schools with significant previous coaching experience.

Devin DuPree will be back as Soroco's assistant track coach. Practice starts March 5 for Soroco track and field.

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