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Associated head basketball coach Larry Shyatt leaves Florida Gators to be Wyoming's head coach

GAINESVILLE — After seven seasons as Florida coach Billy Donovan's top assistant, associate head coach Larry Shyatt accepted an offer to become Wyoming's head coach.

Shyatt, 59, was Wyoming's head coach in the 1997-98 season.

"I'm truly thankful for the opportunity given by (president) Dr. (Tom) Buchanan and (athletic director) Tom Burman to return to Laramie and the University of Wyoming," Shyatt said Thursday.

He joined Florida's staff as an assistant in 2004 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2007. He was Clemson's coach from 1998 to 2003.

"For me, personally, there's both an excitement and sadness," Donovan said. "Larry is one of my closest friends, and his impact here at Florida over the last seven years has been measurable. He's one of the great minds in basketball, and he deserves this opportunity."

Shyatt is the fifth assistant head coach under Donovan who has left to become a head coach.

Associated head basketball coach Larry Shyatt leaves Florida Gators to be Wyoming's head coach 03/31/11 [Last modified: Friday, April 1, 2011 7:09pm]

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