* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl has announced the hiring of Nick Fulton as Wyoming’s new Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations.

Fulton brings with him 17 years of college football coaching and administrative experience. He most recently was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo.

Fulton served as a graduate assistant football coach at Wyoming in 2010 and ‘11.

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“We’re excited to have Nick come back to the University of Wyoming,” said Bohl. “He’s a Laramie native and previously served here as a graduate assistant coach. He has tons of experience at many different levels of collegiate football. He is going to be a great resource as he becomes an integral part of our football staff.”

“I appreciate coach Bohl giving me the opportunity to come back to Wyoming,” said Fulton. “I’m very excited to work for and represent the great tradition that is Wyoming Football.”

Fulton will be responsible for a variety of administrative duties with the Cowboys, including planning team travel, monitoring the football budget, serving as a liaison with the UW Athletics academic counseling staff and helping coordinate a number of team functions.

He replaces long-time Wyoming Associate A.D. for Football Operations Brent Vernon, who accepted the position of Chief of Staff for Washington State University Football in December of 2021.

Having worked for the Cowboy Football program previously as a graduate assistant and having grown up in Laramie, Fulton has an excellent understanding of Wyoming Football.

Fulton served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colo., in the COVID shortened season of 2020. Prior to that, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., for the 2019 season.

Fulton enjoyed a very successful four-year run at Colorado School of Mines from 2015-18. The Orediggers advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs in 2016 and 2018 and captured the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Championship both seasons. During that four-year span in Golden, Colo., Mines posted records of 8-3 in 2015, 10-3 in 2016, 7-4 in 2017 and 10-2 in 2018.

In 2016, Mines posted a 10-3 record, were champions of the RMAC and advanced to the Second Round of the Division II Playoffs. Fulton coached 2016 Harlon Hill Award winner, quarterback Justin Dvorak. Fulton’s offensive unit ranked No. 1 in the nation in total offense, averaging 566.8 yards per game, ranked No. 1 in the country in first downs (373), ranked No. 2 in passing offense (359.8 yards per game) and ranked No. 3 in scoring offense (47.5 points per game).

The 2018 Orediggers recorded a 10-2 record, won the RMAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Mines’ offense again led the nation in total offense, averaging 556.8 yards per game, ranked No. 2 in first downs (307) and passing offense (331.9 yards per game) and ranked No. 4 in the country in scoring offense (47.2 points per game).

Fulton also coached Harlon Hill Award candidate Cameron Mayberry at running back in 2017. Mayberry averaged 156.6 rushing yards per game that season to rank No. 3 in the nation in rushing, and he averaged 200.0 all-purpose yards per game to rank No. 3 in the nation in that category.

Prior to coaching at Colorado School of Mines, Fulton spent three seasons (2012-14) as the offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and football academic coordinator at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D.

While at Black Hills State, Fulton’s offense set a school record  for total offense in the 2014 season, averaging 433.3 yards per game, and quarterback Ward Anderson ranked No. 6 in the country in total offense (337.5 yards per game). Fulton coached the Yellow Jackets offensive linemen in 2012 and ‘13 and coached the quarterbacks in 2014.

Fulton was a graduate assistant coach at the University of Wyoming for the 2010 and ‘11 seasons.

He worked primarily in assisting Wyoming’s offensive coordinator in practices and games, including aiding in coaching Cowboy quarterbacks and wide receivers. On game days, Fulton was involved in signaling in offensive plays.  In addition to his coaching duties, he also was actively involved in assisting Wyoming’s recruiting coordinator in all aspects of the recruiting process.

Fulton was part of a 2011 Cowboy team that finished the season with an 8-5 overall record and finished third in the Mountain West behind only TCU and Boise State. The 2011 Cowboys earned a bid to the 2011 New Mexico Bowl.

In the summer of 2006, Fulton was hired as an assistant coach at Doane College in Crete, Neb. For four seasons from 2006-09, Fulton served in several roles on the Doane staff including: offensive line/tight ends coach, interim director of football operations and head junior varsity coach. He coached nine offensive linemen who earned All-Conference honors at Crete.

Fulton’s first college coaching job was at his alma mater, the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, S.D. He served as the offensive line coach for the Cougars for the 2005 season. Sioux Falls advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 NAIA Playoffs and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the national rankings.

Upon graduating from Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Fulton served as an admissions counselor at Sioux Falls from July 2004 to August 2006.

Fulton played his college football at the University of Sioux Falls following his graduation from Laramie High School. He was a standout offensive lineman during his college career from 1999-2003. Fulton earned All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-America honors as an offensive lineman. He was part of three consecutive conference championship teams in 2001, ‘02 and ‘03 at the University of Sioux Falls.

The 2001 team played in the NAIA National Championship Game in 2001, finishing as the national runner-up.

Fulton and his wife, Becki, were married in December of 2014.  They have one daughter, Gwenna, and are expecting their second child in March of 2022.

Nick Fulton Year-by-Year Coaching History

 

Year                 School                                      Position

2022-Present     Wyoming                                  Associate A.D. for Football Operations

2020                 Colorado Mesa                          Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

2019                 Northern Colorado                    Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks

2015-18             Colorado School of Mines          Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

2012-14             Black Hills State                         Offensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator

2010-11             Wyoming                                  Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach

2006-09             Doane College                           Offensive Line/Tight Ends

2005                 University of Sioux Falls              Offensive Line/Special Teams

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