Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Christensen will be named the head coach of Wyoming, according to ESPN. The official announcement is going to be made Monday at a press conference in Laramie. Christensen is familiar in the area as he served as an assistant coach at Idaho State and the University of Washington, and he played for Don James at Washington in 1980-82.
This is a solid hire for Wyoming since their offense has been terrible the past few years and while at Missouri In 2007, Missouri’s offense scored a school-record 558 points and ranked in the top 10 in the nation in scoring offense, passing offense and total offense.
Prior to that Missouri’s offense was no where near those levels, and also in 2007 Christensen was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award, which is handed out annually to the nation’s best assistant coach.
This will be Christensens’s first head coaching job, and as of now it is not clear if he will finish out the season with Missouri or begin the Wyoming job immediately after the Monday press conference that Christensen will be attending.