Dave Christensen Announces New Coaching and Administrative Responsibilities for Wyoming Football Staff
Jamar Cain, Jason Gesser and Nick Danielson Join Cowboy Staff as Assistant Coaches
Head Coach Dave Christensen announces new coaching staff duties.
Brent Vernon assumes the role of Director of Football Operations in 2013, after filling the roles of Executive Assistant to the Head Coach and Assistant Director of Football Operations in 2012. In 2011, Vernon served as Wyoming's Director of Recruiting, being promoted from his previous position as the Cowboys' offensive graduate assistant in 2009 and `10.
In his new role, Vernon will coordinate a variety of administrative duties for Cowboy Football, including: planning team travel, monitoring the football budget and helping coordinate team functions.
While serving as the Director of Recruiting in 2011, Vernon was responsible for coordinating all recruiting efforts for Cowboy Football, including: implementing Wyoming's recruiting plan for the year, scheduling recruiting travel, organizing recruiting weekends, assuring compliance with NCAA rules relative to recruiting and managing the recruiting budget.
Vernon was Wyoming's offensive graduate assistant in 2009 and 2010. He assisted with practice preparation, scout team coordination and a variety of other administrative and coaching duties for the Cowboy Offense. He also was involved in signaling plays from the sideline on game days.
Wyoming's appearance in the 2011 Gildan New Mexico Bowl was the sixth bowl game that Vernon has been a part of in his young career. He of course shared in Wyoming's 2009 New Mexico Bowl Championship, as the Cowboys defeated Fresno State 35-28 in double overtime. While a student assistant at Missouri, the Tigers appeared in four consecutive bowl games from 2005-08.
He came to Wyoming in the winter of 2009 from the University of Missouri where he was a student assistant with the Mizzou Football program for five seasons from August 2004 to December 2008. At Missouri, he assisted the tight ends' coach, broke down practice and game film and prepared scouting reports. During that five-year span, Missouri enjoyed unprecedented success. The Tigers won the 2005 Independence Bowl over South Carolina, played Oregon State in the 2006 Sun Bowl, won the Cotton Bowl over Arkansas at the conclusion of the 2007 season and defeated Northwestern in the 2008 Alamo Bowl.
Vernon completed his bachelor of science degree in business administration, with an emphasis in management, at Missouri in December of 2008. Vernon achieved Dean's List honors all four years of college. He was also named the University of Missouri Athletics' Student Assistant of the Year in 2008.
In coming to Wyoming, he rejoined former Missouri offensive coordinator and current Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen.