LARAMIE -- Colorado State just found its next head coach.

Fresno State and New Mexico are still looking.

UNLV landed their man today. That just happens to be Marcus Arroyo, former Wyoming offensive coordinator.

That got us thinking -- what if Wyoming was searching for the next man to lead its program or to replace a position coach? What would the Cowboys look for? Local roots certainly wouldn't hurt. Power-five experience is just am added bonus.

Well, Wyoming would have plenty of former names to choose from.

Here is a list of former coaches and players in Laramie that now have jobs on staffs in the country's top handful of conference:

PAC-12:




OREGON/ UNLV
Marcus Arroyo: Assistant head coach/ Offensive coordinator/ Quarterbacks coach from 2017-19.
Arroyo was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Wyoming from 2009-10 under then-head coach Dave Christensen. Arroyo was named the new head football coach at UNLV today.
Notable players coached at UW: Austyn Carta-Samuels, Alvester Alexander and Robert Herron.




Jovon Bouknight: Wide receivers coach from 2019 to present.
Bouknight was a graduate assistant at Wyoming in 2008 under then-head coach Joe Glenn. Bouknight is the third-leading receiver in UW football history with 3,626 yards and 29 touchdowns on 250 catches.
Notable players coached at UW: Wynel Seldon and David Leonard




STANFORD
Bobby Kennedy: Wide receivers coach from 2018 to present.
Kennedy was the wide receivers coach at Wyoming from 1993-94 under then-head coach Joe Tiller.
Notable players coached at UW: Ryan Yarborough, Brent Tillman and Marcus Harris




UTAH
Jim Harding: Assistant head coach/ Offensive line coach from 2014 to present.
Harding was the co-Offensive coordinator, Offensive line coach at UW from 2009-13 under then-head coach Dave Christensen.
Notable players coached at UW: Austyn Carta-Samuels, Alvester Alexander, Robert Herron, Brett Smith, Shaun Wick, Dominic Rufran, Jake Maulhardt and Chase Roullier




ARIZONA STATE
Dave Christensen: Offensive Line coach from 2017 to present.
Christensen was head coach at UW from 2009-2013. He was 27-35 in his five seasons in Laramie.
Notable players coached at UW: Austyn Carta-Samuels, Brett Smith, Eddie Yarbrough, Lucas Wacha, Mark Nzeocha, Mike Purcell, Brian Hendricks, Tashaun Gipson and Gabe Knapton




Jamar Cain: Defensive line coach from 2019 to present.
Cain was the interim defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at UW in 2013 under then-head coach Dave Christensen.
Notable players coached at UW: Eddie Yarbrough, Marqueston Huff, Lucas Wacha and Mark Nzeocha




UCLA
Derek Sage: Tight ends and Special teams coach from 2018 to present.
Sage was the wide receivers coach at UW from 2010-13 under then-head coach Dave Christensen.
Notable players coached at UW: Robert Herron, Dominic Rufran, Tanner Gentry, Chris McNeill, Josh Doctson and David Leonard




COLORADO
Brian Michalowski: Outside Linebackers coach from 2019 to present.
Michalowski was a graduate assistant at UW in 2013 under then-head coach Dave Christensen.
Notable players coached at UW: Brett Smith, Shaun Wick, Dominic Rufran, Tanner Gentry, Lucas Wacha and Mark Nzeocha




ARIZONA
Kevin Sumlin: Head coach from 2018 to present.
Sumlin was the wide receivers coach at UW from 1991-92 under then-head coach Joe Tiller.
Notable players coached at UW: Ryan Yarborough, Eric Edmon, Eddie Pratt, Brent Tillman, Richard Peace and Marcus Harris

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MICHIGAN STATE
Dave Warner: Quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 2007 to present.
Warner was the passing-game coordinator at UW in 1998 under then-head coach Dana Dimel.
Notable players coached at UW: Wendell Montgomery, Jay Stoner, Kofi Shuck and Willie King




WISCONSIN
Ted Gilmore: Passing-game coordinator and wide receivers coach from 2015 to present.
Gilmore was a graduate assistant at UW from 1994-96 under then-head coach Joe Tiller. Gilmore also played at Wyoming under Paul Roach, snagging 72 passes for 1,039 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons in Laramie.
Notable players coached at UW: Marcus Harris, Richard Peace, John Gustin, Josh Wallwork, Jay Jenkins, Jim Talich, Brian Lee, Ryan Christopherson, Brent Tillman and Marques Brigham




MINNESOTA
Kenni Burns: Assistant head coach and running backs coach from 2017 to present.
Burns was the passing-game coordinator and wide receivers coach at UW in 2014 under current head coach Craig Bohl.
Notable players coached at UW: Dominic Rufran, Tanner Gentry, Jacob Hollister and Jake Maulhardt




PURDUE
Greg Brown: Cornerbacks coach from 2019 to present.
Brown was a defensive backs coach at UW from 1987-88 under then-head coach Paul Roach.
Notable players coached at UW: Steve McMillon, Eric Coleman, Chuck Kimbrough, Daryl Harris, Rich Miller, Ron Dean and George Dozier

SEC




TENNESSEE
Jim Chaney: Offensive coordinator 2019 to present.
Chaney was a graduate assistant and tight ends coach at UW in 1993 under then-head coach Joe Tiller. Chaney was promoted to an offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator from 1994-96 in Laramie.
Notable players coached at UW: Mike Jones, Steve Scifres, Rob Bolinger, Dan Delcorio, Jay Korth and Rob Rathbun




KENTUCKY
Mark Stoops: Head coach from 2013 to present.
Stoops was a defensive backs coach at UW from 1997 to 1999 under then-head coach Dana Dimel.
Notable players coached at UW: Je'Ney Jackson, Brian Lee, Al Rich, Robbie Duncan, Trent Gamble, Greg Van Leer, Matt Lehning and JP Williams




Derrick LeBlanc: defensive line coach from 2017 to present.
LeBlanc was the defensive line coach at UW in 2012 under then-head coach Dave Christensen.
Notable players coached at UW: Mike Purcell, Eddie Yarbrough and Patrick Mertens




MISSOURI
Austyn Carta-Samuels: Director of character and cultural development coach from 2015 to present
Carta-Samuels played at Wyoming from 2009-10 under then-head coach Dave Christensen. He threw for 3,655 yards in his two seasons in Laramie to go along with 19 touchdown passes. Carta-Samuels transferred to Vanderbilt where he added 12 touchdown tosses and 2,476 yards passing.

ACC




SYRACUSE
Steve Stanard: Interim defensive coordinator and linebackers coach from 2017 to present.
Stanard was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at UW from 2014-16 under current head coach Craig Bohl.
Notable players coached at UW: Eddie Yarbrough, Lucas Wacha, Chase Appleby, Andrew Wingard, Marcus Epps, DJ May, Logan Wilson, Rico Gafford and Alijah Halliburton

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OKLAHOMA
Alex Grinch: Defensive coordinator from 2019 to present.
Grinch was the defensive backs coach at UW from 2009-11 under then-head coach Dave Christensen.
Notable players coached at UW: Chris Prosinski, Shamiel Gary, Marcell Gipson, Tashaun Gipson, Marqueston Huff and Luke Ruff




OKLAHOMA STATE
Dan Hammerschmidt: Safeties coach from 2014 to present.
Hammerschmidt was the assistant head coach, wide receivers coach and tight ends coach at UW in 2009 under then-head coach Dave Christensen.
Notable players coached at UW: David Leonard, Zach Bolger and Greg Bolling




KANSAS STATE
Scott Hazelton: Defensive coordinator from 2019 to present.
Hazelton was the defensive coordinator at UW from 2017-18 under current head coach Craig Bohl.
Notable players coached at UW: Andrew Wingard, Logan Wilson, Carl Granderson, Marcus Epps, Rico Gafford, Alijah Halliburton, Tyler Hall and Garrett Crall.




Jason Ray: Wide receivers coach from 2019 to present.
Ray was the running backs coach at UW from 2009-11, and moved to wide receivers coach in 2012 under then-head coach Dave Christensen.
Notable players coached at UW: Alvester Alexander, Brandon Stewart, Darrius Terry, Brandon Miller, Ghaali Muhammad and Shaun Wick.




KANSAS
DJ Eliot: Defensive coordinator from 2018 to present.
Eliot was a graduate assistant at UW in 1999 under then-head coach Dana Dimel. Eliot also played for the Cowboys from 1996 to 1998 under Joe Tiller and Dimel.
Notable players coached at UW: Trent Gamble, Al Rich, Patrick Chukwurah, Robbie Duncan and Brian Van Emmerik




TEXAS TECH
Mark Tommerdahl: Assistant head coach, assistant offensive line coach and special teams coordinator from 2019 to present.
Tommerdahl coached 11 seasons at UW, including stints as a graduate assistant (1984-85), recruiting coordinator (1986), tight ends coach (1987-89), offensive coordinator (1990) and backfield coach from 1991-94. Tommerdahl served under head coaches Al Kincaid, Dennis Erickson, Paul Roach and Joe Tiller in Laramie.
Notable players coached: Kevin Lowe, Gerald Abraham, Jay Novacek, Randy Welniak, Galand Thaxton, Craig Burnett, James Loving, Anthony Sargent, Freddie Dussett, Bill Hoffman, Tom Kilpatrick, Shawn Wiggins, Dabby Dawson, Tom Corontzos, Dwight Driver, Robert Rivers, Ryan Yarborough, Terry Hendricks and Ryan Christopherson.




TCU
Rusty Burns: Offensive analyst from 2008 to present.
Bruns was the offensive coordinator at UW from 1999 to 2001 under then-head coach Vic Koenning and Dana Dimel.
Notable players coached at UW: Casey Bramlet, Malcom Floyd, Jay Stoner, Wendell Montgomery, Tim Beasley, Kofi Shuck, Ryan McGuffey, Scottie Vines, Adam Goldberg and Derek Armah




WEST VIRGINIA
Vic Koenning: defensive coordinator from 2019 to present.
Koenning was the defensive coordinator at UW from 1997 to 1999 under then-head coach Dana Dimel. When Dimel moved on to Houston, Koenning was named the new head coach in Laramie. He held that position from 2000-02. He finished 5-29 overall.
Notable players coached at UW: Casey Bramlet, Malcom Floyd, Adam Goldberg, Jovon Bouknight, Scottie Vines, Jacque Finn, Guy Tuell, Patrick Chukwurah, Al Rich, Robbie Duncan, Trent Gamble, Brian Van Emmerik, Greg Van Leer and Matt Lehning