New UW Cowboys Coach Says Winning Is Not Far Off

Mar 18, 2020

Credit University of Wyoming Athletics

The University of Wyoming's new men's basketball coach Jeff Linder said he plans on developing a winning program quickly. Linder comes to Wyoming from the University of Northern Colorado where he led the Bears to three straight 20-win seasons.

The Cowboys have struggled the last two seasons, winning only six conference games in two years, but Linder said the team has a core that can win. He's looking forward to hitting the recruiting trail trying to add players who are good at three-point shots.

"We can do some special things, we can do some special things sooner rather than later. But we do need to add some pieces, I really value shooting. Shooting is not something I will sacrifice in recruiting," said Linder.

Linder will receive a five-year contract with a package that will earn him roughly $500,000 a year.

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