gopokes Posted November 13, 2006 Share Posted November 13, 2006 -Laramie, WY- The University of Wyoming Athletic Director Shaun Pepper announced today that Brandon Benson has been hired to be the next head coach of the Wyoming Cowboy football program. For Benson, 43, this will be his first head coach position at the college level. He played tight end for the Wyoming Cowboys from 1980-83 receiving all conference honors as a Junior and Senior and helped to led the Cowboys to a conference championship as a Senior. After graduation with a degree in secondary education he became a high school teacher and an assistant football coach in Durango, Colorado were he spent 3 years. He then moved to his high school alma mater where he was hired as head coach in Glenrock, Wyoming. He spent 4 years there leading the Herders to back to back state football championships in his last 2 years at the helm. He was hired as a tight end/wide receivers coach at Montana St. were he spent 5 years at that position before being promoted to offensive coordinator/ assistant head coach he was at that position for 5 more years before being hired for the same position at Washington State. Where he helped the Cougars to the Pac-10 and Rose Bowl Championship just last year and saw his high powered offense put up 43.4 points per game and average just under 450 yards per game last season. "I know that I'm known for offense, but I want to stress that with a young team, as we have, defense has to be our highest priority. It will take us 2 or 3 recruiting classes to get the kind of athletes here to run the offense that I ran at WSU." AD Stephan Pepper said as he introduce Benson, " I know this young coach hasn't been a head coach before but I feel he has the makeup and determination to become great one day and I just hope he will be willing to stay in Laramie for a long time to come." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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