**For Immediate Release**
Wyatt and Company - Preparing for 2007 Aggie Football!
- by Scott Puryear of OPSU Sports on 01/24/2007
Goodwell, Okla. - Mike Wyatt is a big man with a big heart and he’ll greet you with a seemingly ever-present smile as well as a firm handshake. Last month, Wyatt was named Head Coach of the Oklahoma Panhandle State football team and he and his assistant coaches have hit the ground running in preparation for the 2007 OPSU season.
It’s seven months between now and OPSU’s season opener – August 25 against Peru State in Goodwell – and Wyatt and his staff are quite ready to meet the challenges of all the effort it will take to prepare the team in both football as well as their studies.
Wyatt was an assistant coach at OPSU a quarter century ago and has since forged an outstanding career as a head coach at the high school, college and professional ranks. Prior to being named to the OPSU position, Wyatt was the General Manager and Head Coach of the Rivercity Rage Professional Indoor Football Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Running a program that is a part of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL), he was named Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and General Manager of the Year in 2005.
As a head coach, Wyatt has earned every one of his 222 wins - against 79 losses and two ties – a winning percentage of over 73%.
A very organized man, Wyatt has already prepared a detailed schedule for his players that includes conditioning as well as academics and he expects the student athletes in his program to properly represent OPSU football both on and off the field.
Wyatt and the 2007 OPSU football coaching staff were formerly introduced to the crowd at the OPSU-Lincoln basketball games last week. Those present with Wyatt at the introductions include:
Marc Wilson – Linebackers/Strength and Conditioning
Seth Womack - Offensive Line/Strength and Conditioning
Phillip Carlson - Quarterback Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Donavan Goodno - Defensive Line/Offensive Coordinator
Jeff Cornwell - Defensive Backs
Two young men who finished their Aggie playing days last fall will serve as Student Assistants – Desmond Evans and Nick Curry. Evans was a capable wide receiver for OPSU and Curry anchored the Aggie offensive line the last two years at center.
In addition to working with his staff and returning players on the many necessary organizational matters at hand – Wyatt has also landed some key recruits and is confident he will add more.
For Mike Wyatt, his coaches, and his players – the 2007 football season has already begun.