Linder Proclaims Employees Adjustments for 2022-23 Season

September 1, 2022

LARAMIE, Wyo. (Sept. 1, 2022) – Because the Cowboys prepare for the season, College of Wyoming head coach Jeff Linder publicizes introduced modifications to the Cowboy basketball employees on Thursday. The modifications, which got here in have an effect on earlier this offseason embrace Marc Rodgers being elevated to assistant coach with Shaun Vandiver shifting into a brand new position as Particular Assistant to the Head Coach. Coleman Sparling might be becoming a member of the employees as Assistant Director of Participant Improvement.
 
Rodgers is in his second season with this system after serving as Director of Recruiting for the Pokes in his first 12 months with this system. He turns into the youngest assistant coach within the Mountain West Convention. Previous to Laramie, Rodgers spent two seasons at Lengthy Seaside State. He served as a graduate assistant in 2018-19 earlier than serving as an assistant in his final season.
 
Rodgers is a graduate of Central Washington College majoring in sociology. He was a four-year letterwinner and earned Scholar Athlete honors.
 
Vandiver might be coming into his fifth season again with the Cowboys serving as an assistant for the earlier 4 seasons. He additionally served as an assistant at Wyoming from 2005-10 and graduate assistant in 2002-03. The Cowboys reached the NCAA Event in 2022 ending the season with a 25-9 general document. The Pokes acquired their first at-large bid to the NCAA Event since 2002 and marked the primary journey to the Huge Dance since 2015. The Pokes recorded 24 wins within the common season for essentially the most because the 1951-52 marketing campaign. 
 
Previous to his return to Laramie he spent instances as head coach at Emporia State. Vandiver led the Hornets to 5 Mid-America Athletic Affiliation tournaments throughout his time at Emporia State. In his first season as head coach, he grew to become solely the second coach in MIAA historical past to steer his group to the event championship recreation in his first season. Final season, Emporia State practically knocked off Mizzou on the street earlier than falling to the Tigers 67-62.
 
Sparling lately wrap up his taking part in profession main Alaska Fairbanks to the NCAA Division II Event. His group would go on all the way in which to the Candy 16.  He additionally hung out taking part in at UT Arlington, School of Southern Idaho.
 
He performed for his father, Greg at Alaska Fairbanks and Central Washington. His father spent 24 seasons at Central Washington as the top coach and has over 400 wins in his profession. His mom Kristin Sparling coach observe at Central Washington.
 
He earned his diploma from the College of Texas Arlington.
 

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