Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Intercollegiate Athletics

Fieldhouse North
Thomas K. Burman, Director
Phone: (307)766-2292
Web site: wyomingathletics.com

BRYAN BERRYHILL, B.S. Colorado State University 2001; Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach 2012.

MARK P. BRANCH, B.S. Oklahoma State University 1997; Masters in Athletic Administration 1999; Head Wrestling Coach 2008.

SAMUEL BRODIE, Associate A.D. for Business Operations, B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Wyoming, May 2018.

THOMAS K. BURMAN, B.S. University of Wyoming 1988; M.B.A. Robert Morris University 1991; Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 2006.

EDGAR DEAN CLOWER, B.A. Lamar University 2005; Head Women’s Tennis Coach 2012.

MATT CHAPMAN, Assistant A.D. for Ticketing & Sales, B.A. in Athletic Training, Bethel University, May 2006; Master of Science in Higher Education Administration, St. Cloud State University, May 2022.

COLLEEN CORBIN , B.S. Oregon State University 2012; Head Women’s Soccer Coach 2021.

MICHAEL COTTERMAN, B.S. Ohio University 1996; M.Ed. 1998; Director of Sports Performance - Olympic Sports 2015.

DAVE DENNISTON, B.A. Auburn University 2002; Head Swimming and Diving Coach 2017.

ROB DESOTA, B.S. California State University, Fresno 2016; M.S. Murray State University 2021; General Manager Wyoming Sports Properties 2024

ERIC DONOVAL, B.A. University of Wisconsin 2010; M.S. Louisiana State University 2012; Director of Sports Performance - Football 2018.

TYSON DREW, B.A. University of Idaho 2004; M.S. 2007; Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Management 2013.

HEATHER EZELL, B.S Iowa State University 2009; Head Women’s Basketball Coach 2022

NICK FULTON, B.A. University of Sioux Falls 2003; Associate AD for Football Operations 2022.

SETH GLAUSE, B.S. University of Wyoming 2020; Head Rodeo Coach 2023

DEREK GOSSLER, Associate A.D. for Development & Revenue Generation, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, University of Washington, May 2009; Master of Education, Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership, University of Washington, May 2011.

GUILLERMO GUERRERO, Director of Spirit Program

SHELLEY HEWARD, B.S. University of Wyoming 2009; Assistant AD for Marketing & Branding 2022

FLOYD JOSEPH JENSEN, B.S. University of Wyoming 1998; Head Men’s Golf Coach 2002.

JD JORDAN, B.S. University of Louisville 2014; M.S. University of Akron 2016; Assistant AD for Equipment Operations 2018.

KURT JOHNSON, B.A University of California Santa Barbara 1991; Doctor of Medicine Degree University of California Santa Barbara 1998; Physician, Sports Medicine 2023

DAVID KERNS, B.S. Pennsylvania State 1984; M.S. Ohio University 1987; Head Football Trainer 2019.

SCOTT KNERR, B.S. Ball State University 1995; M.S. University of Utah 1995; Director of Sports Medicine 2019.

JEFF LINDER, B.S. Western State Colorado University 1998; Head Men’s Basketball Coach 2020.

DELANEY MULLINS, B.A. University of Wyoming 2021; Director of Academic Services 2024

KAYLEE PRIGGE, B. S., University of Tampa 2014; Head Women’s Volleyball Coach 2022.

PETER PRIGGE, B.A. Marquette University 2009; J.D. 2012; Associate AD for Compliance/Olympic Sports 2012.

TRACY RICHARDSON, B.S. University of Wyoming 1998; J.D. University of Wyoming 2002; L.L.M University of Florida 2003; Associate AD, Trademark & Licensing 2020.

JAY SAWVEL, B.A. Mount Union College 1993; M.S. Eastern Kentucky University 1995; M.S. University of Notre Dame 1997, Head Football Coach 2024

NICK SEEMAN, B.S. Wayne State College 2009; M.S. Wayne State College 2013; Assistant AD for Communications 2024

CJ STAKES, A.A. Art Institute; Executive Chef Training Table 2021.

JOSEY STENDER, B.S. University of Memphis 2001; M.S. 2004; Head Women’s Golf Coach 2005.

TAYLOR STUEMKY, B.S. University of Northern Colorado 2010; M.S. Kansas State University 2013; Associate AD for Internal Operations/SWA 2013.

DENNIS TRAPANI, B.S. Gannon University 2007; Associate AD for Creative Services 2013.

COLIN VICKERS, B.S. University of Wyoming 2017; Director of Athletic Concessions Operations 1999.

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; PhD Ohio State 2001; Deputy Director of Athletics 2002.                                     

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), the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and the Big 12 Conference. 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, and San Diego State University, University of Nevada, Utah State, University of Hawaii, San Jose State University and Fresno State.

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.gowyo.com