Shyatt steps down as Wyoming coach; Edwards is new coach

Hugh Carey/Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Larry Shyatt has resigned his head coaching job at Wyoming, and Allen Edwards, who has been an assistant coach under Shyatt the last five seasons, was named the new head coach.

Shyatt says he’s proud of his players’ accomplishments on the court and in the classroom and praised his staff, which includes his son, Jeremy.

Shyatt has coached at Wyoming for a total of six seasons, split over two stints. His teams compiled an overall record of 117-78, including this year’s team which finished 14-18.

He first took over the Cowboys in the 1997-98 season, but then left after that season for Clemson.

Shyatt returned to Wyoming in 2011, leading the Cowboys to the NCAA Tournament last year where they lost in the first round to Northern Iowa.