Colt Goff, a 2011 graduate of Dickinson State, was recently named the Wyoming Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (WAHPERD) Teacher of the Year. Goff is currently teaching physical education and psychology at Wheatland High School in Wheatland, Wyoming for the past 12 years.

“I am very honored to be receiving this award,” stated Goff. “I didn’t realize that what I did in a small town was enough to get a recommendation for excellent service to students. It’s very humbling and makes what I do that much more worth it!”

The award recognizes teachers for outstanding teaching in adapted physical education, health education, recreation, dance education, and physical education at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Nominees must also have at least three years of teaching experience at the level in which they are nominated for and three years of membership with the WAHPERD.

While a student at Dickinson State, Goff was a member of the men’s wrestling program. Goff double-majored in physical education and exercise science with summa cum lande honors.

In addition, Goff is currently pursuing his doctorate as an online student at Grand Canyon University. In the spring of 2023, Goff will graduate with a doctorate in philosophy in general psychology with a performance psychology concentration.