Wyoming’s Craig Bohl announces retirement; Jay Sawvel named new head coach

Wyoming head coach Craig Bohl announced Wednesday that he is retiring after this season.

Bohl has spent the past 10 seasons with the Cowboys, and he’s coached the likes of NFL quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Logan Wilson.

“Being the head football coach of the Wyoming Cowboys has been a privilege,” Bohl stated in a release. “I felt like now was the time for me step away and entrust the program to new leadership. I want to thank all the young men who have worn the Brown and Gold over the past 10 years for their dedication and for their passion in representing this football program, this university and this state. Many thanks to all the assistant coaches and staff who have helped build Wyoming football into a consistently winning program over this past decade.”

Across his decade-plus tenure at Wyoming, Bohl accumulated a 60-60 record. The Cowboys will play Toledo in the Arizona Bowl on Dec. 30, and Bohl has led Wyoming to six bowl appearances, most of any head coach in program history.

Wyoming defensive coordinator and safeties coach Jay Sawvel has been promoted to head coach, according to a release.