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.
Steven CoxAcademic
Ryan McGinnAcademic
Steve MitchellAcademic
Rosemary StriblingAcademic
Taylor StuemkyAcademic
Steph IngallsLearning

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.

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.

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 graduated from the University of Mississippi with his B.A. and M.A.

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). Steve is currently in enrolled at the University of Wyoming's College of Law with an anticipated graduation date of May 2015. During his first two years of law school Steve served as a Compliance Intern for the UW Athletic Department. Steve earned his bachelor's degree with honors, in Political Science, from Dickinson State University in 2008. 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.

Steph Ingalls
Learning Specialist

Steph joined the University of Wyoming in October 2014. Before becoming the learning specialist, she worked as a tutor/mentor for the University of Wyoming. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology and a Master's degree in Adult and Postsecondary Education. Steph did not compete in an NCAA sport, however NCAA sports have been a large part of her life. Steph enjoys attending sporting events, reading, riding her Harley, and spending time with her family.

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