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Sources say Larry Shyatt is frontrunner as Wyoming officials prepare to make final decision



Sources have told Eric Schmoldt of the Wyoming Star-Tribune that Florida associate head coach Larry Shyatt is the heavy favorite for the vacant head coaching position at the University of Wyoming.

Shyatt, 59, has not been able to be reached for comment.

According to the Star-Tribne, multiple Wyoming officials traveled to Atlanta, the site of hired search firm Parker Executive Search, for an all-day meeting on Wednesday. Included were athletics director Tom Burman, president Tom Buchanan, associate athletic directors Matt Whisenant and Kevin McKinney, Wyoming women's hoops coach Joe Legerski and former UW hoops standout and NBA player Reggie Slater.

Sources indicated to the paper that the school met there with coaching candidates including Shyatt, Kansas assistant Joe Dooley and College of Southern Idaho coach Steve Gosar, a former Wyoming player and graduate assistant.

Wyoming officials may name a coach as early as today.

Shyatt, who has been at Florida since 2004, was the head coach at Wyoming for one season - 1997-98, before taking the head coaching job at Clemson.

There's some interesting background on his first stint with the Wyoming program, which didn't end well. Star-Tribune writer Ron Gullberg explored some of the baggage in this recent article


[Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:14am]


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