Laramie, WY – The Heath Schroyer era has officially ended at the University of Wyoming. The university’s athletic director Tom Burman made the announcement Monday.
"I regret having to make this decision to terminate Heath's contract at this time, but I feel it is in the best interest of our program," said Burman. "We are grateful for the time Heath has been our coach. He inherited a difficult situation, and his actions here exemplify his character and support for his players and UW. While winning is key to a successful program, we cannot lose sight of the off-the-court progress this program has made under Heath's guidance. We were nationally ranked for APR (Academic Progress Rate) improvement and Coach Schroyer recruited numerous young men who have represented UW with class on and off the court - I for one applaud him for those efforts."
Replacing Schroyer as the interim head coach of the Cowboys will be current Associate Head Coach Fred Langley.
Schroyer who will be paid $160,000 for every year left on his current contract which runs through the 2013-14 season.
"Although I am obviously disappointed in the University's decision to terminate my contract, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as head coach at the University of Wyoming," said Schroyer. "I am grateful to President Buchanan, Tom Burman and the entire university community for their support of our basketball program. I also want to thank the great student-athletes that I have had the privilege of coaching here at Wyoming. I love our team, and I believe they have a bright future on and off the court."
In Schroyer’s four year at Wyoming he has a winning percentage of .419. His best season was the 2008-09 season where Schroyer went 19-14 and Wyoming was invited to play in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) tournament where they lost at home to Northeastern, 62-64.
According to Burman a national search for a permanent replacement will begin immediately.