LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head wrestling coach Mark Branch announced the addition of two-time NCAA Champion and four-time All-American Teyon (Tee-on) Ware to the Cowboy coaching staff. Ware joins the Pokes after serving as an assistant coach at Binghamton University for three seasons. He officially begins his duties at UW on August 1.
"It will be nice to have a person here with a different perspective and he will bring new and fresh ideas to the program," Branch said. "I have known Teyon since he was in high school and he has great moral standards that will fit well in this program. He is a tremendous athlete that has a great background and we look forward to developing him as a coach."
Ware has been coaching the last three seasons at Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y. During his time with the Bearcats he helped send eight wrestlers to the NCAA Championship. Prior to his time at Binghamton he was a club coach for the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in State College, Penn. He also made stops as a club coach with the Prodigy Wrestling Club in Dayton, Ohio and the Oklahoma Underdog Wrestling Club in Norman, Okla.
A native of Edmond, Okla., Ware wrestled at the University of Oklahoma winning two NCAA Individual championships at 141 pounds and earned a spot in the final three times. He won NCAA Championships during his freshman and junior seasons. In 2003 he was a Big XII conference champion and also earned Big XII Outstanding Wrestler award. In 2006 he was named to the Big XII 10th Anniversary Team.
Ware also excelled on the international stage earning a bronze medal finish at the 2011 Pan-Am Games. He was also the United States National Champion and most outstanding wrestler of the tournament. He earned a spot on the United States team at the World Championships and was also a Wolrd Cup team member.
"This is a great opportunity to continue to help build a program here at Wyoming," Ware said. "I feel that I have helped every program I have been at reach the peak and look forward to working with the staff and student-athletes here at UW."
He is 2007 graduate of the University of Oklahoma majoring in mass communications.