Academics 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.
Rosemary StriblingAcademic
Ryan McGinnAcademic
Steven CoxAcademic
Steve MitchellAcademic
Taylor StuemkyAcademic
Karina GarlingtonGraduate

Phil Wille
Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations
Valparaiso, 2002

Phil Wille is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations, a position he has held since January 2013. In this role, Wille oversees the Office of Academic Support and the Compliance Office. 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 one daughter, Penelope.

Steven Cox
Academic Coordinator
Mississippi, 2011

Steven Cox joined the UW Office of Academic Support in April of 2012. Prior to coming to Wyoming, Cox served as a learning specialist in the FedEx Student-Athlete Academic Support Center in the University of Mississippi Athletic Department. Prior to that role, Steven served as Intern for Student-Athlete Development working with the Champs/Lifeskills program through the NCAA with the Ole Miss Athletic Department. In this position, Steven worked with every sport mainly with career and personal development, and community outreach, and also served as the co-advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Before that, Steven worked as a tutor, mentor, practicum student, and graduate assistant in the Ole Miss Athletic Department. He went on to earn the Tutor of the Year Award in 2008. Steven earned his B.A. in History and his M.A. in Higher Education/Student Personnel in 2011 both from the University of Mississippi. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education in Adult and Post-Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming.

Ryan McGinn
Academic Coordinator
Southern Virginia, 2011

Ryan McGinn joined the Office of Academic Support in January of 2012. McGinn received an undergraduate degree from Southern Virginia University in History with a minor in Business Management and Leadership in 2011. He will pursue his Master's degree in History at UW beginning in the fall of 2012. While at Southern Virginia McGinn competed in football, was a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society and the Chi Epsilon Omega Business Honors Society. He is married to the former Brynn Hansen. McGinn was born on June 27 in Ft. Worth, Texas.

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. She also coached two club volleyball teams with Mean Green Juniors, and taught private lessons. Stuemky competed as a middle blocker on the University of Northern Colorado volleyball team from 2006-09. Stuemky was a member of the first Northern Colorado volleyball team to win a bid to the NCAA Division I Tournament in 2009. She was awarded Big Sky Conference Honors in 2008 and 2009, as well as earning the 2008-09 NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year. Stuemky earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado in 2010, and proceeded to earn her Master of Science degree in Counseling and Student Development from Kansas State University in 2013. She is married to Thomas Stuemky.

Karina Garlington
Graduate Assistant
Kansas, 2011

Karina Garlington joined the Office of Academic support as a graduate assistant in August 2012. Garlington received an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in Sports Management with a minor in Business in 2011. While at the University of Kansas, Garlington was a member of the KU Volleyball team and went on to earn the 2011 Marlene Mawson Female Athlete of the Year Award and the Dr. Bob Frederick Senior Scholar Athlete award. Garlington is currently pursuing a Master in Adult and Postsecondary education from the University of Wyoming.

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