Koenning Announces Two New Assistant Coaches

March 26, 2001


Wyoming Head Football Coach VicKoenning has announced two new additions to his coaching staff for the 2001season.

Lawrence Livingston, who has been an assistant at the University ofArizona, and David Arnsparger, who has been at Cornell University, are thenewest members of Koenning's staff. Both positions are subject toUniversity Trustee approval.

Livingston will coach the offensive line, replacing Jim Marshall whoaccepted a position at Arkansas State. Arnsparger, will work withlinebackers, and replaces Jim Pletcher who moved on to Cornell.

"We are extremely fortunate to be bringing in outstanding coacheslike these two. We lost two good coaches, and two good men," Koenning said."But we are replacing them with two good coaches, and two good men. "Bothof these guys are outstanding individuals, and coaches. I believe both arevery good 'fits' for Wyoming. I'm excited to have coaches of this caliberin our program."

Livingston spent one season (2000) at Arizona, where he was thetight ends coach, and an assistant offensive line coach. Prior to his stintwith the Wildcats, he spent two seasons (1998- 2000) at Texas A&M, where hewas the running backs coach. He coached three seasons (1995-1997) atWashington State University where he was the offensive line coach. In 1997,the Cougars went 10-1, won the PAC-10, and went to the Rose Bowl for thefirst time in 67 years. They finished that year ranked eighth in thenation.

A four-year starter and three-time all-conference selection at WeberState, Livingston graduated from there in 1986. He began his coachingcareer in 1985, at Weber, as an assistant offensive line coach. He movedon to the United States Military Academy (West Point) where he coached fortwo seasons (1988-89), before returning to his alma-mater. He was theoffensive line coach at Weber State from 1989 through 1995.

Arnsparger had been the secondary coach at Cornell (Ithaca, N.Y.)since 1998. He coached four seasons (1994-98) at Northeast LouisianaUniversity (Monroe) prior to his time at Cornell. He was in charge of widereceivers and special teams there. From 1992 through 1994, he coached thesecondary and special teams at Alabama A&M (Huntsville, Ala.).

A 1987 graduate of the University of Florida, Arnsparger began hiscoaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater (1987-89), then atthe University of Notre Dame (1990-92). He earned his master's in studentdevelopment from Florida.

Livingston and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Lawrence, Jr. andTheodore Howard. Arnsparger and his wife, Kim, also have two children,Stephen and Christian.