Robert S. Devaney

Football Coach, 1957-61

Bob Devaney spent five football seasons at Wyoming, and during that time he posted the highest winning percentage of any coach in school history, winning 75 percent of his games. Devaney’s career record was 35-10-5 Devaney guided the Cowboys to an 8-3 record and Skyline Conference Championship in his second season. Wyoming beat Hardin Simmons 14-6 in the 1958 Sun Bowl. In 1959, the Cowboys were again Skyline Conference Champions and had a 9-1 record, Devaney’s best season at UW. The Cowboys won four Skyline Conference titles under Devaney and in 1961, Wyoming finished the season ranked 14th in the nation. Devaney defenses were also among the nation’s best , as the 1960 Wyoming team ranked first in the country in defense. Devaney is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame and the Orange Bowl Hall of Honor.

Inducted September 15, 1995

Honors and Awards

  • Four Skyline Conference Championships
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • Highest Winning percentage in Wyoming History (.750)