Bigfork’s Sam Tudor resigns after back-to-back state championships

BIGFORK — The head coach that led Bigfork to two consecutive Class B boys basketball state championships has now stepped down from the program. Sam Tudor has resigned after five years leading the Vikings.

Bigfork athletic director Matt Porrovecchio confirmed Tudor made his decision official on Wednesday and that he is leaving the program on good terms. Tudor plans to remain a teacher in Bigfork.

His Viking teams saw an incredible run of success. The Bigfork boys made the state tournament four times in Tudor’s five years, three times advancing to the state championship game, winning the past two titles, and finishing undefeated in 2018. Bigfork beat Missoula Loyola on March 8, 47-43, to bring home a second straight championship.

Porrevecchio said the search for a replacement starts immediately.

Derek Buerkle

Derek Buerkle

Derek has worked in sports at KPAX-TV in Missoula since 2007. He grew up in Big Timber, Montana, and attended the University of Montana journalism program.
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