Clarence Bowden Wyatt

Football Coach, 1947-52

In six short seasons, Bowden Wyatt established himself as the most legendary football coach in Wyoming history. He turned Wyoming’s lowly football program into a national powerhouse by winning more games in six years than the cowboys complied in the 16 seasons prior to his arrival from Mississippi State. Wyatt coached the school’s first two All-Americans (Eddie Talboom and Dewey McConnell), and under his leadership, Wyoming won its first conference championship (1949) and fielded its first nationally ranked team (12th in 1950). Wyoming’s offense and defense finished in the nation’s top three in 1949 and 1950 and he led Wyoming to its first ever bowl game. Wyatt, who was an All-American player at Tennessee, is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Inducted September 16, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • Coached Wyoming’s first conference championship team, bowl team, undefeated team
  • Member of the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Coached Wyoming’s first two All-Americans