LARAMIE, Wyo. - University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl officially announced on Tuesday that Gordie Haug, who currently serves as the Director of Recruiting on the Wyoming football staff, will coach the Cowboy wide receivers for the 2015 season. Haug came to Wyoming with Bohl last year from North Dakota State. Haug will continue to serve as Director of Recruiting for Wyoming Football. Bohl also announced the hiring of Matt Gaynor into the new position of Director of Player Personnel. Gaynor has served as a recruiting and operations assistant with Wyoming Football since July of 2013.
Haug's previous coaching experience includes coaching the running backs at North Dakota State in 2012 and 2013. During that time, the Bison captured National Championships both seasons that Haug was on staff, and posted a combined overall record of 29-1 and a Missouri Valley Conference record of 15-1. Each of the two seasons that Haug coached the running backs, NDSU had two individuals rush for over 1,000 yards in each season. He also was an assistant coach at Bemidji State in 2011 after serving as a graduate assistant there in 2009 and `10.
Gaynor, a native of Denver, has assisted the Wyoming coaching staff with many administrative tasks the past two years. He assisted Haug in organizing recruiting efforts for Cowboy football, including: maintaining the recruiting database, organizing recruiting video for later evaluation by the coaching staff, helping host official recruit visits and helping develop and execute marketing and social media campaigns directed at potential recruits. He also assisted in football operations on Wyoming Football road trips.
Gaynor's new responsibilities will include: developing, implementing and directing the strategic planning process for recruiting prospective student-athletes; assisting the Director of Recruiting with recruiting travel of UW coaches and prospective student-athletes; helping organize on-campus recruiting activities; and assisting with recruiting correspondence.
He graduated from Metropolitan State University in Denver in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in sport industry operations and a minor in management. After graduation, Gaynor served internships with the Denver Outlaws professional lacrosse team in 2012 and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League in 2013, prior to coming to Wyoming in July 2013. With the Rattlers, Gaynor worked in the scouting and football operations departments.