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Dan McCoy

Dan McCoy, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism Degree Coordinator

Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources

(307) 766-5009  |  |  Kendall House, Rm 203



PhD Educational Administration, University of Wyoming, anticipated May 2018

MA Adult and Postsecondary Education, University of Wyoming, 2013

BS Recreation Management, University of Montana, 1997

Semester in Patagonia, National Outdoor Leadership School, 1994

Background and expertise

Dan McCoy joined the Haub School in 2017 as Assistant Lecturer and Coordinator for the Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism Degree Program. He has extensive experience in the fields of outdoor leadership, education, and recreation. He ran the University of Wyoming Outdoor Program from 1999 to 2017, building it into a first-class resource for outdoor equipment rentals, outings, and trainings for UW students, staff, and faculty and overseeing the Half Acre Gymnasium climbing wall. As Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, starting in 2008, Dan oversaw aquatics, safety training, fitness programs, personal training, and facility operations.

Dan holds several certifications and associations relevant to natural resources recreation and tourism including Wilderness First Responder and Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (NRPA). Dan has been an instructor for the UW Department of Kinesiology and Health, a participant in creating the Outdoor Leadership Minor at UW, a board member of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), a member of the City of Laramie Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan Advisory Committee, and the Wyoming State Advocate for the Center for Outdoor Ethics, Leave No Trace. Prior to his time at UW, Dan worked for the Wilderness Institute in Missoula as a field instructor, Longacre Expeditions as a course director, and Sweet Briar College as the Outdoor Program and Student Activities Coordinator.


  • UWYO 1001: FYS Outdoor Leadership
  • ENR 2800: Outdoor Leadership
  • PEAC 1001: Rock climbing (previous)

Selected accomplishments

Outstanding Staff Award, Division of Student Affairs, 2007

Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award Nominee, 2017

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