The University of Wyoming on Monday has decided to fire men’s basketball head coach Heath Schroyer. The move comes after a season full of injuries and losses for the Cowboys. Athletic Director Tom Burman decided to fire Schroyer, despite repeating numerous times that no decision would be made about the future of Schroyer until after the season was over. Burman was quoted as saying, “I regret having to make this decision to terminate Heath’s contract at this time, but I feel it is in the best interest of our program.” The Cowboys have struggled this season compiling a 8-15 mark, 1-8 in conference play. The Cowboys had shown signs of life the last couple of weeks with narrow losses to BYU and Colorado State, but that wasn’t enough to save Schroyer’s job. Schroyer compiled a 49-68 record during the course of his Cowboy career, while going 16-41 in Mountain West Conference play. Despite the losing record on the court, Schroyer was credited with turning around the Cowboys in the classroom by achieving very high marks in the APR. The Cowboys are expected to begin a national search immediately for a new head coach. The two names that are rumored to be at the top of the list at this moment are BYU assistant coach Dave Rice and South Florida assistant coach Jeremy Cox.

Go Pokes!