If You Were Wondering About Wofford. ....

Phil Dickens came to Wyoming as its head football coach in 1953. He spent the six previous years as Wofford’s head football coach and athletic director. He also was the head coach for basketball and baseball at Wofford in 1941 and 1942.

Dickens’ four years at Wyoming were impactful. The 1955 team went to the Sun Bowl, defeating Texas Tech, 21-14. The Cowboys were invited back in 1956, after going undefeated. Dickens, however, turned the offer down feeling a better offer would come, but it did not materialize.

Dickens left Wyoming after the 1956 season to become the head at Indiana, and was replaced by Bob Devaney.

The Terriers return two All-Southern Conference selections in fullback Andre Stoddard, who was a pre-season FCS All-American selection, and defensive back Devin Watson.

Head coach Josh Conklin is a native of Gillette. He took over as the head coach when Mike Ayers retired following 30 seasons, which included eight FCS playoff invitations in the last 15 years. Conklin was an assistant at Wofford from 2007-09. He most recently was the defensive coordinator at Pitt.

Fisher DeBerry, the former Air Force head football coach, is a Wofford alum.

Wofford College has an enrollment slightly below 2,000 undergraduate students, one of the smallest Division I schools.

Wofford College was founded in 1854 with a grant from the United Methodist Church, and is one of the few pre-Civil War colleges in the South that remains on its original campus.

The 175-acre campus has been declared a National Arboretum

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