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Intercollegiate Athletics

Thomas K. Burman, Director
Fieldhouse North
Phone: (307) 766-2292 FAX: (307) 766-5414

BRYAN BERRYHILL, B.S. Colorado State University 2001; Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach 2012.
CRAIG P. BOHL, B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1982; Head Football Coach 2014.
THOMAS K. BURMAN, B.S. University of Wyoming 1988; M.B.A. Robert Morris University 1991; Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 2006.
MARK P. BRANCH, B.S. Oklahoma State University 1997; Masters in Athletic Administration 1999; Head Wrestling Coach 2008.
CHAD CALLIHAN, B.S. Radford University 2001; Head Women’s Volleyball Coach 2013.
EDGAR DEAN CLOWER, B.A. Lamar University 2005; Head Women’s Tennis Coach 2012.
TIM COLLINS, B.A. Loyola Marymount University 2005; M.S. Chadron State University 2008; Assistant Athletic Director for Development 2013.
PETER CUADRADO, B.A. Texas Christian University 2000; M.L.A. Valparaiso University 2002; Head Women’s Soccer Coach 2012.
TYSON DREW, B.A. University of Idaho 2004; M.S. 2007; Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Management 2013.
ZACHARY P. DUVAL, B.S. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2000; Director of Sports performance/Head Football Strength Coach 2014.
TIMOTHY J. HARKINS, B.S. University of Kansas 1984; M.S. University of Tulsa 1992; Associate Athletic Director Media/Public Relations 2007, 1991.
FLOYD JOSEPH JENSEN, B.S. University of Wyoming 1998; Head Men’s Golf Coach  2002.
THOMAS JOHNSON, B.A. University of Wyoming 1986; Head Swimming Coach 1998.
JOSEPH J. LEGERSKI, JR., B.S. University of Wyoming 1979; Head Women’s Basketball Coach 2003.
KEVIN McKINNEY, B.S. University of Wyoming 1971; Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations 1972.
JULIE D. MANNING, B.S. Iowa State University 1983; Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Administration/SWA 2014.
MATTHEW ORTEGA, B.S. New Mexico State University 2000; Spirit Coordinator/Head Coach 2014.
PETER PRIGGE, B.A. Marquette University 2009; J.D. 2012; Director of Compliance 2014.
RYAN PINSON, A.A. University of Alaska 1996; B.S. Oregon State University 2000; M.E. Northern Arizona University 2004; Director of Sports Medicine 2013.
BRAD POE, B.S. University of Idaho 2003; General Manager Wyoming Sport Properties 2013.
NICHOLAS POPPLEWELL, B.S. University of Idaho 2008; M.E. University of Washington 2009; Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Branding 2012.
ALBERT REISER, B.A. Lawrence University 2001; M.S. Indiana University 2006; M.S. 2008; Assistant Athletic Director/Academic Services 2014.
LARRY SHYATT, B.A. College of Wooster 1973; M.E. University of Akron 1975; Head Men’s Basketball Coach 2011.
BILL SPARKS, B.S. Marshall University 1979; M.S. University of Georgia 1993; Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations 1998.
JOSEY STENDER, B.S. University of Memphis 2001; M.S. 2004; Head Women’s Golf Coach 2005.
JOE VERSCHUEREN, B.A. Hope College 2004; M.S. Valparaiso University 2006; Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing and Sales 2014.
RANDY WELNIAK, B.S. University of Wyoming 1988; M.B.A. 1989; Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development and Revenue Enhancement 2011.
MATTHEW J. WHISENANT, B.S. East Tennessee State University 1996; M.A. 1999; Deputy Director of Athletics 2002.
PHILLIP WILLE, B.A. Valparaiso University 2002; J.D. 2005; Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations 2012.

Mission Statement

The University of Wyoming Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the development of tomorrow's leaders by creating an environment that promotes personal growth, academic and athletic excellence in a progressive, inclusive, and transparent manner. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will support the overall University of Wyoming mission, provide an outstanding fan experience, encourage community engagement, and serve as a source of pride for alumni, supporters, and the state of Wyoming.

Guiding Principles

  • Dedication to Student-Athletes: We will promote the well-being of student-athletes and provide opportunities for academic, athletic, and personal success. We will foster academic excellence, graduate student-athletes, support their development as citizens, and prepare them to be leaders.
  • Integrity: We will demonstrate integrity in all areas. We are dedicated to financial stability, rules compliance, diversity, and personal accountability.
  • Respect: We will celebrate a climate of mutual respect, inclusiveness, loyalty, and sportsmanship by recognizing contributions to our teams, our department, and the university.
  • Competitive Success: We will endeavor to be the very best when representing the University of Wyoming and our state. We are committed to providing the resources and personnel for our teams to achieve success.
  • Tradition: The legacy of the University of Wyoming athletics is proud and strong. We will honor our outstanding tradition.
  • Excellence: We believe in a spirit of comprehensive excellence. We will strive for excellence in all we do.

General Information

The University of Wyoming Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) consists of 17 teams competing at the NCAA Division I level: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, football (FBS), men's and women's golf, women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, women's tennis, women's volleyball, men's and women's indoor track, men's and women's outdoor track and wrestling. All sports all fully-funded up to the NCAA maximum for grant-in-aids (i.e., scholarships).

The University of Wyoming competes in the Mountain West Conference (MWC). In addition to the University of Wyoming the MWC consists of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State University, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, and Texas Christian University.

The DIA is managed by the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics who reports directly to the President of the University. The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics ensures the department operates in a manner consistent with the rules and regulations of the University, the MWC and the NCAA.

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