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Main Athletics Department Phone: (307) 382-1655
Main Athletics Department Fax: (307) 382-1654

About Athletic Director Lu Sweet:

Lu Sweet is beginning her eleventh year at Western Wyoming Community College in 2018. Prior to working at Western, Lu worked in Sweetwater County School District #1, Rock Springs, for twelve years as a school administrator. Lu's collegiate athletic background includes coaching women's basketball at the University of Kansas and men's basketball at MSU-Northern. She played basketball and volleyball at MSU-Northern for the Skylights. Lu started working part-time at Western in 1996, when she was the Assistant Men's and Women's Basketball Coach, under Gerald Mattinson and Kim Buston, respectively. Lu has her master's degree in Athletic Administration and her doctorate in Educational Administration. She lives in Rock Springs with her family.

Lu writes a monthly lifelong learning editorial for the Rocket Miner and Green River Star. Please visit her Educational Facebook page, Lu's Lifelong Learning.

About Athletic Trainer Kristen Tammany-Gitchel:

A native of Wyoming, Kristen joins us in her third year as the Mustangs Athletic Trainer.

She received her Bachelors of Science majoring in Athletic Training from Colorado Mesa University in 2016, and received her Associate of Science majoring in Athletic Training from Central Wyoming Community College. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association (RMATA), and Wyoming Athletic Trainers Association (WATA). She is Board Certified by the NATA Board of Certification and Licensed by the State of Wyoming.

She grew up in Riverton and worked on the family ranch during the summers in Lander. When she isn't taking care of athletes she likes to be with friends and family or anything where she gets to be outside (hunting, fishing, camping, ranching or riding with her husband on their motorcycle.) She is an officer for the American Legion Auxiliary and the Unknown Saints Riding Club where she donates time to local veterans, their families and the community.

She resides here in Rock Springs with her husband William and their fur babies: Dusty, Freyja, Tucker and Tank.

Department Contact Information:

Name Title Phone Office
Philip Parnell Vice President for Student Services (307) 382-1639 3011-A
Lu Sweet Athletic Director (307) 382-1740 1613
Tammy Walker Admin Asst to VP for Student Services (307) 382-1655 3011
Mike Swenson Women's Basketball Coach (307) 382-1853 1603
Steven Sosa Men's Basketball Coach (307) 382-1857 1461
Art Castillo Wrestling Coach (307) 382-1664 1562
Fredann Soto Volleyball Coach (307) 382-1627 1654
Jeff Atkinson Women's Soccer Coach (307) 382-1878 1566
Jeff Atkinson Men's Soccer Coach (307) 382-1878 1566
Kristin Tammany-Gitchel Athletic Trainer (307) 382-1819 1607
For more information, contact Lu Sweet at (307) 382-1740 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181