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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Intercollegiate Athletics

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

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.

MATTHEW ERIC BOYER, O.D., B.S. Missouri Southern State College 1994; O.D. Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1998; Sports Medicine Fellowship via College of Osteopathic Medicine Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2010; Team Physician 2015.

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.

DANIELLE COLE, A.A. S. Laramie County Community College 2013; Director of Spirit Programs and Community Outreach 2019.

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

PETER CUADRADO, B.A. Texas Christian University 2000; M.L.A. Valparaiso University 2002; Head Women’s Soccer Coach 2012.

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

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

ALLEN EDWARDS, B.A. University of Kentucky 1998; Head Men’s Basketball Coach 2016.

TIMOTHY J. HARKINS, B.S. University of Kansas 1984; M.S. University of Tulsa 1992; Associate Athletic Director Media/Public Relations 2007, 1991.

BEN IANNACCHIONE, B.A. Boise State University 2008; M.S. Louisiana State University 2012; Director of Sports Performance - Football 2018.

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

CHINA JUDE, B.A. Alabama State University 1994; M.S. United States Sports Academy 1996; Ed.D. Northcentral University 2017; Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration/Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) 2018.

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

KEVIN McKINNEY, B.S. University of Wyoming 1971; Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations 1972.

GERALD MATTINSON, B.S. Weber State University 1981; M.S. United States Sports Academy 1988; Head Women’s Basketball Coach 2019.

LONNIE PENNER, B.S. Kansas State University 2015; M.S. Liberty University 2017; Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Branding 2018.

BRAD POE, B.S. University of Idaho 2003; General Manager Wyoming Sport Properties 2013.

PETER PRIGGE, B.A. Marquette University 2009; J.D. 2012; Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance 2012.

ALBERT REISER, B.A. Lawrence University 2001; M.S. Indiana University 2006; M.S. 2008; Assistant Athletic Director/Academic Services 2014.

DEREK SHOOK, B.A. Appalachian State University 2012; M.S. University of Northern Colorado 2015; Associate Athletic Director for Development 2019.

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.

TAYLOR STUEMKY, B.S. University of Northern Colorado 2010; M.S. Kansas State University 2013; Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Success 2018.

JOE VERSCHUEREN, B.A. Hope College 2004; M.S. Valparaiso University 2006; Associate Athletic Director for Ticketing and Sales 2017.

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; Senior 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 studentathletes 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.

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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