Cundall to speak at GHS graduation

by marlys good

John Cundall of Rock Springs, former GMS math teacher, high school football coach and athletic director for Big Horn County School District No. 3, will be the guest speaker at commencement exercises May 19 in the Buff Gym.

Cundall, who has taught in Rock Springs since leaving Greybull two years ago, said, “The class of 2013 was a special class to me while I was at Greybull. I had worked with many of them in various ways from the time they were little kids until I left Greybull after their sophomore year. They were always a great group to have in class and work with. Even though I’ve not had the day-to-day contact with them the last two years, I have, through school activities and officiating, been able to somewhat keep tabs on them so that has been nice.

“They are a great group and I am humbled and honored by their invitation to be their speaker at their graduation ceremony.”

In his graduation address Cundall said, “I will touch on some things that I believe are important as we work through the day-to-day trials and tribulations that life presents us. I very much am looking forward to it.”

Cundall, a Wyoming native, was raised in Glendo. After graduating from Glendo High School, he attended Chadron State College where he earned degrees in mathematics and business.

He has been a teacher and coach for 24 years. His “tours of duty” have taken him to Rushville and Gering, Neb., Kemmerer, Campbell County (Gillette) and Greybull. Seventeen of his teams appeared in state football playoffs, 10 of those advancing to the semifinals, six advancing to the state championship, and two of them winning it all.

He has been part of five Shrine Bowl staff, served as president of the Wyoming Football Coaches Association for several years and is currently the executive director of the Wyoming Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Game.

He and his wife Kris have three children. Chloe and Clay graduated from Greybull High School. Chloe lives in Rock Springs, is married to AJ Muller and is finishing her education degree while working in the SWSD 1 school system. The Mullers are expecting their first child this summer. Clay attends Chadron State College where he is majoring in education and plays football for the Eagles. Kyra graduated from Rock Springs High School. She is an accounting major at the University of Wyoming.