Wyoming Fills Out Its Coaching Staff

JeremySenior Writer IJanuary 6, 2009

University of Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen got two steps closer to completing his staff, making the announcement he has made a decision on two positions.

The first is Dan Hammerschmidt, who is going to be the wide receivers coach. Hammershmidt held the same position at Rice University for the Owls this past season.

While at Rice, he coached one of the best wide outs in the country, All-American Jarett Dillard. Dillard currently holds the NCAA record for career touchdown receptions with 60.

Dillard and sophomore wide receiver James Casey were both named First Team All-Conference USA performers in 2008 for the Owls, who were ranked fifth in the nation in passing offense.

Hammerschmidt played his college career at Colorado State, so he is no stranger to the area and what type of players Wyoming is capable of getting. Hammerschmidt spent seven seasons at Colorado State under coach Sonny Lubick.

Hammershmidt is a solid choice seeing that Christensen will be running a spread passing attack similar to what he implemented at Missouri.

Joining Hammerschmidt will be Pete Kaligis, who has spent the past four seasons with Montana, as the new offensive line coach at Wyoming. Montana played for the FCS National Championship this season and finished the year ranked No. 2 nationally. Kaligis coach senior offensive guard Colin Dow, who was named a First-Team Walter Camp All-American.

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