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Ken DeWeese named associate head coach of Cowboys basketball team

With eight years of experience working alongside Wyoming basketball coach Jeff Linder, Ken DeWeese was recently named the program's new associate head coach.

Feb 8, 2022; Laramie, WY, USA; Wyoming Cowboys assistant coach Ken DeWeese against the Utah State Aggies at Arena-Auditorium. The Cowboys beat the Aggies 78-76 in OT. (Troy Babbitt-UW Media-Athletics)

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming head men’s basketball coach Jeff Linder announced Tuesday that Ken DeWeese has been promoted and will now serve as associate head coach of the Cowboy basketball program. DeWeese is entering his fourth season with the Cowboys and eighth season on staff with Linder.

“Coach DeWeese has played a key role in this program both on and off the court,” Linder said. “He is a talented coach, and his enhanced role will be key to the future of our program. I look forward to this opportunity for him and he will continue to help push Cowboy Basketball to success.”

DeWeese helped the Cowboys reach the NCAA Tournament in 2022, as the team finished the season with a 25-9 record. The Pokes received their first at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament since 2002 and marked the first trip to the Big Dance since 2015.

“My family and I are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue the work we started here at Wyoming three years ago,” DeWeese said. “Helping Coach Linder lead this program has been a great honor. I want to thank Coach Linder and the University of Wyoming athletic administration for trusting in my ability as a coach and character as a person. I am excited about the future of the program as we continue to grow and develop.”

The Cowboys featured the top offense in the Mountain West in his first season with the program. He helped revamped the Cowboy offense, and the team averaged 76.5 points per game that year. Wyoming also led the conference in 3-point field goals per game at 10.1. The Pokes ranked 12th in the nation in three-point field goals per game as well.

In 2020, DeWeese was named one of 50 impactful mid major assistant coaches in college basketball.