UW will not retain Track & Field coach; Yentes Era comes to an end in Laramie

Don Yentes

Laramie, Wyo.  – University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman announced Monday that the head coach of the track and field/cross country programs Don Yentes will not be retained. Burman said that a national search for a successor will begin immediately.

“We appreciate the 15 years of service by Don Yentes to the University of Wyoming. We wish him the best in the future,” said Burman. “We look forward to the future of the Wyoming Track and Field/Cross Country programs. There has been a significant amount of resources invested into the Hager-LeBar Track at War Memorial Fieldhouse and the Louis S. Madrid Complex, which positions us to be more competitive. We will undertake a national search to find the next coach to lead the program.”

In 2012, Yentes finished his 12th season overseeing the Wyoming track and field/cross country programs. Prior to taking over the program, he was an assistant coach with the Wyoming program in charge of sprints, jumps and hurdles from 1997-2000. He was hired as Wyoming’s head track and field/cross country coach on June 30, 2000.


  1. Samuel Hartpence

    About Time!

  2. Ann Lehmkuhler


  3. Samuel Hartpence

    Ann Lehmkuhler Look where that program has gone since he took over in the late 90s. U W used to be able to compete with University of Colorado in cross country.

  4. Dave Coppock

    Yeah, they used to be one of the better schools in the Big 12 in those days.

  5. Samuel Hartpence

    Dave Coppock I think you mean WAC

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