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Kessi compiles 51-92 record in six years as head coach of the Cowboys and earned three play-in games during his tenure

Darin KessiCrook County High School head boys basketball coach Darin Kessi has resigned.

Kessi will remain at Crook County High School as a counselor and says that he will continue to be involved with the program.

"It was a pleasure to have him as a coach," said Crook County athletic director Rob Bonner said as he announced Kessi's resignation.

Kessi compiled a 51-92 record in six years as Cowboy head coach, earning play-in games three times.

His best record was in the 2014-2015 season when the team finished with a 14-12 record.

After moving up from Class 4A to Class 5A this past season, the Cowboys finished the year with a 9-13 record.

Kessi said that he believes that his biggest accomplishment was the relationships that he built with the individuals that came through the program.

"I'm most proud of the relationships that I have built with players," he said. "I feel like I have been able to teach them life lessons and that I have been able to learn from them as well. I will always remember the young men that I have had the pleasure to spend time with."

He added that he believes that he is leaving the program on sound footing.

"The program is strong," he said. "It's in a good place. I think overall we have built a pretty comprehensive program. I have good coaches in place to take over that will continue to grow the program."

Kessi added that he felt that it was time to step down as head coach and give the program to someone else who would have the time, energy and expertise to take CCHS boys basketball to the next level.

Although he will no longer coach, Kessi said that he will continue to be involved in the program and will help the next head coach in any way possible.

"The next head coach is going to use me in any way he sees fit," he said. "I will be there to support them. I don't see myself in a coaching role, but I see myself in a support role. I will fill in if they need someone on the clock or the scorebook, or just whatever else they might need."

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