Former UK player Allen Edwards tabbed new Wyoming Cowboy Head Coach

03/22/2016 08:27 AM

Former Kentucky player Allen Edwards has been promoted to head coach of the University of Wyoming basketball program.

Edwards has served as assistant coach under Larry Shyatt the previous five seasons.

“His basketball pedigree is undeniable, including two national championships with one of the game’s most storied programs, Kentucky,” said University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman. “He has coached with, and played under some of the game’s finest coaches. During his five years here, his impact on our program has been significant, while earning the respect of our players. We believe Wyoming basketball has an extremely bright future.”

Edwards went to Wyoming from Western Kentucky, where he spent the 2010-11 season under Ken McDonald as an assistant coach. Edwards’ first full-time assistant position was at Morehead State from 2003-06 under head coach Kyle Macy. He previously spent the 2002-03 as a special assistant to head coach Tubby Smith at Kentucky, when the Wildcats went 16-0 in the SEC to win the conference regular season and tournament and advance to the NCAA’s Elite Eight.

During Edwards’ 1995-98 playing career at Kentucky under Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith, the Wildcats advanced to three-straight Final Fours, including winning national titles in 1996 and 1998.

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