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Intercollegiate Athletics

Thomas K. Burman, Director
Fieldhouse North
Phone: (307) 766-2292 FAX: (307) 766-5414
Website: http://wyomingathletics.com

BRYAN BERRYHILL, B.S. Colorado State University 2001; Head Track and Field 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.
PETER CUADRADO, B.A. Texas Christian University 2000; M.L.A. Valparaiso University 2002; Head Women’s Soccer Coach 2012.
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.
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; Head Athletic Trainer 2013.
NICHOLAS POPPLEWELL, B.S. University of Idaho 2008; M.E. University of Washington 2009; Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Branding 2012.
SARA RAY, B.A. University of Wyoming 2006; MA 2010; Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services 2011.
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, Ticketing and Sales 2014.
RANDY WELNIAK, B.S. University of Wyoming 1988; M.B.A. 1989; Senior Associate Athletic Director Development/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 mission of the University of Wyoming Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to provide an environment in which student-athletes complete their undergraduate college education and achieve athletics success at the highest possible level. As Wyoming's only four-year University, we are committed to offering a first-class competitive athletics program at the NCAA Division IA level that promotes the values of the state and assists in carrying out the overall University of Wyoming mission.

Core Values

  • We must maintain a proper balance between academics and athletics.
  • We support the student-athlete as a whole person - academically, athletically, in career development, community service, and related to personal well being. We believe college athletics develops discipline, character, and teamwork; all necessary ingredients for individual leadership and achievement.
  • Our student-athletes, coaches, and staff must uphold a sense of character, honesty, and integrity as they serve as University and state ambassadors on a local, regional, and national level.
  • We believe we can achieve athletic success on a regional and national level. We must accomplish this without compromising any of our other core values.
  • We believe long-term athletic success increases exposure for the University's academic and research mission and provides regional and national exposure for the state of Wyoming across the United States.
  • We must operate in a fiscally sound manner. We strive to balance state, university, and self-generated resources to create a competitive and appropriate budget.
  • We believe first-class facilities are an important part of our ability to compete at the highest level. We are committed to building and renovating the facilities necessary to be successful as well as maintaining the great facilities we already have.
  • We are committed to recruiting Wyoming students prepared for Division IA competition.
  • We are committed to being a positive campus partner. We will strive to strengthen and build relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and staff from other areas of campus.
  • We are committed to being a positive city, county, and state partner. We strive to strengthen and build relationships with the Laramie City Council and the Laramie City operating departments, Albany County government, The Wyoming Legislature, and Wyoming state elected officials and state agencies.
  • We believe in empowering individuals (student-athletes, coaches, and staff) to make decisions that will lead to their success. With that privilege comes responsibility and accountability.
  • We are committed to excellence in customer service. Every UW alumnus, ticket holder, fan, or contributor must be treated with the utmost respect. We strive to communicate openly and honestly with every constituent.
  • We will promote good sportsmanship in all athletic endeavors.
  • We are committed to fair and equitable treatment of student-athletes and staff. We will maintain an environment that promotes gender equity and embraces diversity.
  • Our work environment will be positive, enjoyable, and family friendly.

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.

*For additional information please visit the University's official athletic website at: www.gowyogo.com

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