Staff Contact Information

Rochelle Athletic Center
Second Floor

Mailing Address:
University of Wyoming
Department of Athletics
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 3414
Laramie, WY 82071-3414

Study Hall Hours:

Monday - Friday:8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday:1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

OUR STAFF: (All phone #'s area code 307)

Matt WhisenantDeputy Director of
Phil WilleAssoc. AD - Internal
Albert ReiserAsst.
Ryan McGinnAcademic
Steve MitchellAcademic
Rosemary StriblingAcademic
Taylor StuemkyAcademic
Kelley AndersonAcademic
Valerie ParrishAcademic
Rasheed WardAcademic Graduate

Phil Wille
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations
Valparaiso, 2002

Phil Wille is currently the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations, a position he has held since July 2016. In this role, Wille oversees the Office of Academic Support and the Athletics Compliance Office as well as serves as the Sports Supervisor for Women's Soccer and Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track and Field. This is Wille's second stint at Wyoming after spending two years at the Ohio State University as the Associate Director for Compliance. In his previous role at Wyoming, Wille served in various sport administration positions at the University of Wyoming, culminating in his promotion to Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Academic Services in 2009. A native of Hilliard, Ohio, Wille was a four time letter winner in the sport of Men's Basketball at Valparaiso University. While at Valparaiso, Wille earned both his bachelor's (2002) and juris doctorate (2005) degrees and served as a compliance intern. Wille and his wife Katie have two daughters, Joey and Penny.

Al Reiser
Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services
Lawrence, 2002

Al Reiser joined Wyoming in Fall 2014. Before he came to UW, Al worked as the assistant director of academic services for the University of Utah. At Utah, he oversaw academics for football, men's basketball and skiing. Prior to Utah, Al worked at Indiana University as an academic specialist with the football team. He has two masters degrees from Indiana: Higher Education Administration and Athletic Administration. He earned his BA from Lawrence University in English with a minor in Theatre. Though he did not compete in an NCAA sport, Al spent ten years playing and coaching ultimate frisbee. During his career he played at the collegiate and club levels, and he coached both high school and college teams. In his free time, Al likes to read, watch movies and generally criticize pop culture.

Ryan McGinn
Academic Coordinator
Southern Virginia, 2011

Ryan McGinn joined the Office of Academic Support in January of 2012. After working as a graduate assistant for a year he became an academic coordinator for the football team in 2013. McGinn received an undergraduate degree from Southern Virginia University in History with a minor in Business Management and Leadership in 2011. While at Southern Virginia McGinn competed in football as a receiver, was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society and the Chi Epsilon Omega Business Honors Society, and was an Academic All-American. He is on track to earn his Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration in the spring of 2015 . McGinn and his wife Brynn have one daughter, Raegan.

Steve Mitchell
Academic Coordinator
Dickinson State, 2008

Steve Mitchell joined the Office of Academic Support in September of 2014. Steve has been involved in various aspects of collegiate athletics since 2003. He played basketball at Otero Junior College, University of Alaska Anchorage and Dickinson State University (ND). While playing basketball Steve was both a NJCAA and NAIA Academic All-American. Before coming to the University of Wyoming, Steve was an Assistant Basketball Coach at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and a substitute teacher. Steve earned his bachelor's degree from Dickinson State University (2008) and his juris doctorate from the University of Wyoming (2015). Steve is married to Jennifer Mitchell.

Rosemary Stribling
Academic Coordinator
CSU Bakersfield, 2010

Rosemary Stribling joined the UW Office of Academic Support in October 2014. Stribling received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology in 2010 from California State University Bakersfield. While at CSU Bakersfield, Stribling played intercollegiate volleyball and basketball, where she received NCAA Division I All-Independent honors from 2007 to 2009. After completing her undergraduate degree she began coaching high school and club volleyball in the Los Angeles area. She later went on to complete her Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Administration from Fresno Pacific University in 2014 while interning as an academic advisor at her alma mater CSU Bakersfield for the Kegley Center for Student Success.

Taylor Stuemky
Academic Coordinator
Northern Colorado, 2010

Taylor Stuemky joined the UW Office of Academic Support in November of 2013. Prior to joining the Office of Academic Support, Stuemky worked as a graduate assistant academic counselor for the football team at Kansas State University. Preceding her stint at Kansas State, Stuemky served as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of North Texas volleyball team in 2010. Stuemky competed on the volleyball team at Northern Colorado as a middle blocker from 2006-2009. Her team won the conference tournament in 2009 becoming the first team in school history to compete in the Division I NCAA tournament. Stuemky earned her B.S. degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado in 2010. She proceeded to earn her M.S. degree in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University in 2013.

Kelley Anderson
Academic Coordinator, Eligibility Coordinator
Montana, 2009

Kelley Anderson joined the UW Office of Academic Support in August 2015. Kelley has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming College of Law and is a licensed attorney in the State of Wyoming. She began her career as the Assistant Director of NCAA Compliance for Wyoming Athletics. Before law school Kelley competed on the ski team at The University of Montana, where she earned two B.S. degrees in Business Marketing and Business Information Systems. She calls Jackson Hole, Wyoming her hometown and continues to be an avid skier.

Valerie Parrish
Football Academic Intern
James Madison, 1990

Valerie grew up in New Jersey competing in tennis, swimming, and track (javelin). She earned a B.S. degree in Biology from James Madison University where she was the manager for the Men's Swim Team. Valerie proceeded to get her M.A. in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where, as a graduate assistant, she received the UNC Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. She was recruited directly out of grad school to work at Duke University's Diet & Fitness Center, and she also worked for the Durham Bulls Baseball Club. For over 16 years, Valerie has been trained and certified in energy healing modalities which she uses to help speed up the recovery process, especially for her clients who are injured athletes.

Rasheed Ward
Football Academic Graduate Assistant
Northwestern, 2009

Rasheed Ward is a native of Chicago, IL. Rasheed was a four time letter winner in the sport of Football at Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, Rasheed majored in Learning and Organizational Change and received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy in 2009. After completing his undergraduate degree, he begin teaching in the inner city of Chicago at William R. Harper high school. There he also coached varsity level football and track. He later took a position at Butler College Prep as a Dean and Student Advisor. After two years at Butler, Rasheed accepted the opportunity to come on with the University of Wyoming as a Graduate Assistant in August of 2015.

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