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Jeremy Shyatt begins his fifth season as an assistant coach for Wyoming during 2015-16. The oldest son of head coach Larry Shyatt, Jeremy helped guide the Cowboys to a 25-10 overall record during the 2014-15 campaign for a Mountain West tournament title and Wyoming's first berth in the NCAA tournament since 2001-02. Shyatt was at North Florida for two seasons prior to coming to UW.
"Jeremy has been able to learn a great deal over the past eight years working with coaches Dave Odom, Ricky Stokes and Matthew Driscoll," Shyatt said at the time of Jeremy's hiring. "On a personal and professional level, I couldn't be prouder to have Jeremy on our staff as we work to rebuild a tradition of success at Wyoming."
At North Florida, Shyatt assisted head coach Matthew Driscoll, who was an assistant at Wyoming during the 1997-98 season under Larry. During his time with the Ospreys, Shyatt helped build a resurgence of the basketball program. North Florida won 28 games in the two years, after having won just 22 total games in the four years prior to that.
In 2010-11, UNF finished 15-19 overall and 10-10 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The 15 wins matched the most in school history and the 10 conference wins also set a school record. The Ospreys fell one game short of the NCAA Tournament, losing to Belmont in the Atlantic Sun Championship game. It marked the first time that North Florida had played in a conference championship game. In addition, North Florida won the Mayan Division of the 2010 Cancun Challenge. Prior to their trip to Cancun, the Ospreys traveled to Wyoming and beat the Cowboys in the Arena-Auditorium.
At UNF, Shyatt was involved in many facets of the program including on-court coaching, recruiting, opponent scouting, team academic progress, housing, camps, skill development and was the team's video coordinator. He helped design the team's basketball locker room, and oversaw their Nike account and student-managers.
Prior to taking the job at UNF, Shyatt spent two seasons at Virginia Commonwealth University as the team's Director of Basketball Operations. During his stint at VCU, the Rams won two regular-season conference championships, advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and earned an NIT berth in 2008. He helped coach Eric Maynor, the 20th overall selection in the 2009 NBA draft and Larry Sanders, the 15th overall selection in the 2010 NBA draft.
Shyatt held the same Director of Basketball Operations title at East Carolina University from 2005-07.
From 2003-05, Shyatt was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of South Carolina. There, he earned a master's degree in integrated communication and advertising.
From 2002-05, Shyatt served as director of the Boys and Girls Summer Day Camps with the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. Through this camp, Shyatt was able to meet Cavaliers' star, Carlos Boozer, who presently plays for the Chicago Bulls. In 2004, Shyatt and Boozer hosted a camp together in Boozer's hometown of Juneau, Alaska. Shyatt also worked for the Five-Star Basketball Camp in Coraopolis, Pa., during the summers of 2003 and 2004 as camp commissioner and counselor.
Shyatt went to college at Clemson, where he was heavily involved in the Tigers' basketball program. As a freshman in 1999-00, he earned a varsity letter as a member of the team. He then became a student assistant coach for the next three seasons. In 2000, he was named to the All-ACC Honor Roll. He earned his bachelor's degree in marketing from Clemson in 2003.
Shyatt played high school basketball in both Laramie and Clemson, earning three letter awards. He played his junior season at Laramie High School and his sophomore and senior years at D.W. Daniel High School. As a senior, he was named all-area by Easley Progress and Anderson Independent Mail. He was also named Academic All-State by the High School Sports Report.
Shyatt was born on May 15, 1981 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the oldest of three children to Pam and Larry. He has two younger brothers, Geoffrey and Philip.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be back in Laramie at a place where we have called home," Jeremy Shyatt said. "It is not very often in the coaching business that you get to go back to place like this. My family and I had some great experiences here and I am looking forward to building more.
"I am excited to work with my Dad and coach Duncan. While I have obviously known them as both coaches and people for a long time, I have never coached with them and I am really looking forward to doing so. I have worked with some great people like Dave Odom, Anthony Grant and Matthew Driscoll and I hope the experiences I gained from them help me in this chapter."