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New Torrington Boys Basketball Head Coach and elementary school teacher Logan Barker talks similarities between his day job and coaching job

Barker takes over a team that went (3-16) in 2020-2021.
Barker takes over a team that went (3-16) in 2020-2021.(Torrington Athletics)
Updated: May. 22, 2021 at 12:48 AM CDT
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TORRINGTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Last week, Torrington High School hired Logan Barker as its new boy’s head basketball coach.

This move came after Niel Baker stepped down from the position in April.

Barker is the son of a basketball coach and is a Douglas High School graduate and former Wyoming Football player.

After a vertebrae fracture ended his football career, Barker finished school and became an elementary school teacher and assistant basketball coach.

He coached at Sheridan for two seasons and Torrington last year.

Barker said his day job as a second-grade teacher actually helps him with coaching duties.

“I think a lot of it comes from realizing that they’re still kids,” said Barker. “These high school kids might be growing and some of them look like look like adults, but their brains are still developing and they’re still kids and they still need to know that they’re loved, but they also need to be pushed.”

Barker takes over a team that went (3-16) last year, but a program that has made the state tournament three out of the last five seasons.

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