More news is coming out on the search for the next Wyoming Cowboy head coaching job. For starters, a University of Wyoming plane was in Eugune, Oregon on Tuesday and is scheduled to return around 2:30 p.m. mountain time the same day. It makes sense to assume Wyoming officials interviewed either current St. John's assistant and former Oregon assistant Mike Dunlap or former Oregon head coach Ernie Kent if he still lives in the area.
Dunlap is a newcomer to the Wyoming search and outside of heading east to St. John's and a year at Iowa Dunlap has primarily coached out west as either a head or assistant coach:
1980-85 Loyola Marymount University, Assistant Coach
1985-86 University of Iowa, Graduate Assistant
1986-89 University of Southern California, Assistant Coach
1989-94 California Lutheran University, Head Coach
1994-97 Adelaide 36ers, Head Coach
1997-06 Metropolitan State College of Denver, Head Coach
2006-08 Denver Nuggets, Assistant Coach
2008-09 University of Arizona, Associate Head Coach
2009-10 University of Oregon, Associate Head Coach
2010-present St. John's University, Assistant Coach
His head coaching experiences is limited, but he has been in charge of a program, been at big time programs as the top assistant plus the NBA experience is a plus.
The other news is that former Wyoming player Steve Gosar who is now the head coach at the College of Southern Idaho is in the mix for the Wyoming job. Wyoming Athletic Director Tom Burman contacted CSI about their intent to look at Gosar. His coaching experience is limited as he spent two years as a graduate assistant with Wyoming, three years at Portland State as an assistant, moved to CSI in 2005 as an assistant before becoming the head coach on May 5, 2008. In his short two years at CSI Gosar has a record of 42-21 and in 2011 won the NJCAA national title.
His experience is lacking compared to the other rumored candidates, but he did go to Wyoming which is a big help, but ultimately I do not think Gosar will get the nod to coach the Cowboys.