Tom Turchetta is in his third season on the Cowboy coaching staff and his second as Assistant Head Coach.
Turchetta has been coaching at the collegiate level since 1979. Prior to coming to Wyoming, he coached at the University of Texas-El Paso. Turchetta coached the linebackers at UTEP from 1996-99 under head coach Charlie Bailey. Prior to UTEP, Turchetta served on the staff of Johnny Majors when Majors returned for his second tenure as head coach at the University of Pittsburgh from 1993-96. Turchetta coached the defensive line at Pittsburgh.
In his 23 previous seasons of college coaching, he served as an assistant coach at: Kentucky (1979-81); East Tennessee State (1981-82); Kentucky State (1983-84); Temple (1984-85); Memphis (1986-89); UTEP (1990-91); Pittsburgh (1992-96); UTEP (1996-99) and Wyoming (2000-Present).
An outstanding player himself at the University of Miami (Fla.), Turchetta was named a First Team United Press International All-Southern Independent Team honoree in 1972. He also played in the North-South Shrine Game that year. A co-captain for the Hurricanes his senior season, he was awarded the Jack Harding Memorial Trophy as a senior, signifying the team's Most Valuable Player.
Turchetta received a bachelor's degree in education from Miami in 1973. He later completed his master's degree in educational administration from LaVerne College in LaVerne, Calif., in 1977. He and his wife Deborah have one dog, Cody.
Turchetta will recruit West Texas, as well as the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas.