Group of Five Guys with Wyoming Football Ties
LARAMIE -- Plenty of familiar names with Wyoming ties litter the coaching ranks in the Group of Five conferences, including former head coaches Vic Koenning and Dana Dimel.
There are also a number of former UW players, who are now wearing headsets across the country.
Check out our compiled list right here:
* Adam Pilapil - Linebackers - Colorado State
Served as the defensive quality control coach at UW in 2019. Also played linebacker for the Cowboys from 2015-18 under Craig Bohl.
* Derek Sage - Offensive coordinator/ tight ends - Nevada
Served as the Cowboys wide receivers coach from 2010-2013 under Dave Christensen.
* Jalen Ortiz - Cornerbacks - Nevada
Served as a graduate assistant and helped coach the UW defensive backs from 2018-19. Ortiz also played for Bohl from 2016-17 at linebacker and nickelback after transferring from UCLA.
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* DJ Eliot - Defensive coordinator - Temple
Served as a graduate assistant in 1999 under Dana Dimel. Also played for the Cowboys from 1995-98 under Dimel and Joe Tiller.
* Kenni Burns - Head coach - Kent State
Served as UW's wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator in 2014 under Bohl.
* Jeremiah Johnson - Special teams coordinator/ safeties - Kent State
Served as a graduate assistant and video coordinator in Laramie during the 2002 season under Vic Koenning.
* Jovon Bouknight - Wide receivers/ pass-game coordinator - Marshall
Served as a graduate assistant in 2006 under Joe Glenn. Played wide receiver for the Cowboys from 2002-05.
* David Lockwood - Safeties - Appalachian State
Served as a defensive backs coach at UW from 1999-2000 under Dimel and Koenning.
* Vic Koenning - Defensive coordinator - Louisiana Monroe
Served as Wyoming's head coach from 2000-02. Also served as the Cowboys defensive coordinator under Dimel from 1997-99.
* Rick Mallory - Tight ends - Middle Tennessee
Served as director of football operations in Laramie during the 2010 season under Christensen.
* Dana Dimel - Head coach - UTEP
Served as the head coach in Laramie from 1997-99.
* Dave Warner - Offensive coordinator - UTEP
Served as the Pokes' passing-game coordinator at UW in 1998 under Dimel.
* Matt Wallerstedt - Associate HC/ Run-game coordinator/ Defensive line - UTEP
Spent six seasons on the high plains, serving as a defensive line and linebackers coach. From 2000-02 under Koenning, he moved into the defensive coordinator role.
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