Star Valley High School Football has a long and storied tradition. The first team was organized in 1928 by Coach C. Newell Peterson who coached through the 1934 season and compiled an overall record of 24-18-1. His wins total (24) served as the benchmark for Star Valley until Lew Monsen’s tenure in the 1960’s.
Referred to as the “Star Valley Athletic Club” in the early days, writers used slang unofficial nicknames such as “Aftoners”, “Cougars” and of course “Cheesemakers”, the last of which eventually became the school’s official mascot and nickname in from 1937 until November of 1948. At that time the Student Body Officers, citing the cost of putting “Cheesemakers” on every uniform plus the student agreement that it was not a proper nickname, changed the school’s mascot to “Braves” which it has been ever since.
The Star Valley Braves have won 12 football state championships, the last of which came in 1996. Since then the program has advanced to six state championship title games (’97, ’98, ’01, ’02, ’05 & ’12) but lost each time by six points or less.
Star Valley’s current head coach, Chris Howell, is in his 7th season and has compiled a 30-29 record to this point. The Braves are 20-10 in the past three seasons.
Above is one of several featured images Star Valley High School would like to share with the current generation of fans and students. This is the football layout of the 1950 Braves football team coached by Wallace Nalder & Clint Nelson as it appeared in the 1951 SVHS yearbook.
McKay YoungHead Coach
Nicc CrosbyAssistant Coach
Winston PattersonAssistant Coach
Kelly MerrittAssistant Coach
Jason CazierAssistant Coach
Joe HaleAssistant Coach
Don McAdamsAssistant Coach
Tyson BallsAssistant Coach
Paul KabonicAssistant Coach
Tyrel CloveAssistant Coach