(KUTV) - After 36 years of coaching, 20 years at Bingham, and 5 years as the Miners Head Coach, John Lambourne has decided to retire. Lambourne will remain at Bingham in his teaching capacity.
The coach spoke with 2News Sports Director Dave Fox today saying, “I am so grateful I’ve had the experience I’ve had! It makes my decision easier and yet harder. This is completely my choice.”
“The 20 years I’ve coached at Bingham have allowed me to be an average husband and parent” adding that coaching takes a toll.
“Every game I’ve ever coached has been do or die. Because of that, it’s a high level of preoccupation," he said.
"My wife deserves a medal for this,” Lambourne told Fox, adding that he will keep teaching at Bingham. He added:
Beyond that, I’m not exactly sure what I’m gonna do. I’ve always told my students to dream big -- [So] who am I not to practice what I preach.” “This will allow me to explore my next chapter and beyond teaching, I honestly am not sure what that will be.
Lambourne's long-time assistant Keith Chatelain also announced to the team today that he is stepping down as well.
Lambourne has been the Miners head coach after taking over for Dave Peck who retired. During his time at Bingham, the Miners won 7 state championships and two under Lambourne as head coach.