Cowboys Return 18 Starters, Including 9 on Offense, 8 on Defense and 1 on Special Teams
Twitter: @ghaugii7 | Gordie Haug bio Gordie Haug will serve as the Director of Recruiting for the Wyoming Football program in 2014. He was a member of Coach Craig Bohl's coaching staff at North Dakota State for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, working as an offensive assistant. In his new role with the Cowboys, Haug will focus on all recruiting efforts by the Cowboy coaching staff, as well as coordinating summer camps. In Haug's two years on the NDSU staff, the Bison posted a combined overall record of 29-1 and a Missouri Valley Football Conference record of 15-1, and captured two FCS National Championships. The 2013 NDSU squad became the first undefeated (15-0) FCS National Champion since Marshall went 15-0 to win the 1996 title. That 15-0 record by the Bison also set a North Dakota State school record. NDSU extended its winning streak to 24 consecutive games with the 2013 FCS Championship. That tied both the FCS and NDSU records for consecutive victories. The University of Pennsylvania set the FCS record of 24 consecutive wins from 1992-95. Montana later tied the record from 2001-02. The NDSU record was originally set from 1964-66. Haug coached the running backs at North Dakota State in 2012 and `13. Each of those two seasons, NDSU had two individuals rush for over 1,000 yards. In 2013, Sam Ojuri rushed for 1,398 yards and John Crockett rushed for 1,277 yards. The 2012 season saw Ojuri rush for 1,047 yards and Crockett rush for 1,038. In 2013, the North Dakota State offense ranked No. 10 in the nation in scoring offense (38.7 points per game), No. 7 in rushing offense (257.3 yards per game) and No. 14 in total offense (457.5 yards per game). Before joining the North Dakota State staff, Haug spent five years (2007-11) coaching at his alma mater, Bemidji State University in Minnesota, where he started as a student assistant, moved into a graduate assistant role and them became an assistant coach on the staff. At Bemidji State, Haug was also involved in recruiting and assisted with the strength and conditioning program. He earned his bachelor's degree in community health in 2009 and master's degree in sports science in 2011 both from Bemidji State.