Friday , Mar , 23 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Wyoming hires former assistant Schroyer

Laramie, WY (Sports Network) – The University of Wyoming announced Friday
that Heath Schroyer is returning as its 20th head basketball coach, signing a
five-year contract with a base salary of $150,000.

With incentives, his salary could exceed $500,000 per year, and the contract
includes a buyout clause for each year.

Schroyer, 35, was a former assistant with the Cowboys in 2001, and replaces
Steve McClain, who had been at the helm for nine seasons. Wyoming finished
17-15 this season, including a 7-9 conference mark.

“From the beginning of the search our goal was to find the coach who could
lead this program back to the top of the Mountain West Conference,” athletics
director Tom Burman said. “In Heath, we have an individual who has been part
of significant rebuilding jobs at Brigham Young, Fresno State and Portland
State. Each became better when he got involved.”

Schroyer spent the last two seasons as the associate coach at Fresno State.
Before that, he was Portland State’s head coach from 2002-05.

“I know how important this program is to the state of Wyoming, and to Cowboy
fans throughout the country,” Schroyer said. “It is my belief that this job
has unlimited potential. It is a special place. I have been in this league,
and I know what it takes.”