(Laramie) — Marty English, who had been an assistant football coach at the University of Wyoming for the past nine seasons, accepted an assistant coaching position with the Colorado State University football program on Tuesday.
English served as the University of Wyoming’s defensive coordinator the past three seasons, helping Wyoming earn appearances in the 2009 and 2011 New Mexico Bowls and helping UW win the 2009 New Mexico Bowl Championship, with a 35-28, double-overtime victory over Fresno State. English originally came to Wyoming in 2003 as the linebacker coach on Joe Glenn’s staff. During his six years on Glenn’s staff, Wyoming captured the 2004 Las Vegas Bowl Championship, defeating UCLA, 24-21.
“We want to thank Marty (English) for his contributions to the success of our program during his time here,” said Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen. “Marty was a big part of our success these last three years. We wish him all the best in his future.”
“For nine years, my family called Wyoming home,” said English. “My children graduated from high school in Laramie, and it will always have a special place in our hearts. The people of Wyoming are great people, and the support and passion they have for their university is outstanding. My family and I want to thank everyone in Wyoming for their support through the years.
“I also want to thank all the players who played their hearts out for us. Their dedication was what led to our success in going to three bowl games and winning two.”
English is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, where he played for the Bears from 1982-85. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UNC in 1986 and his master’s from Northern Colorado in 1989. From 1987-2002, he coached football at his alma mater. In 1996 and ‘97, English helped guide UNC to back-to-back NCAA Division II National Championships.
He and his wife, Suzie, have a daughter, Kelsey, and a son Tyler. Kelsey is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Wyoming. Tyler will be a sophomore linebacker on the Colorado Mesa University, formerly Mesa State University, football team in 2012.