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Longtime assistant Bill Young joins the Wyoming staff

Former Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Bill Young has joined the Wyoming staff. (Photo: Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman)Three days after announcing that defensive coordinator Chris Tormey had been let go, Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen announced the addition of longtime defensive assistant Bill Young to the Cowboys’ staff.

Young, who was defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State until January, will serve in a defensive quality control role.

According to a press release, Young will earn $12,000 and will be provided lodging and a courtesy car through the end of the 2013 season.

“I am extremely excited to have Bill Young join our program,” Christensen said in a statement. “I believe he will be a valuable asset to our staff as we prepare for the stretch run this season.

“I have coached against Bill, and I know first hand what an outstanding defensive coach he has been over his career.”

Christensen said that Younng will be involved “in assisting our coaches in analyzing opponents and making suggestions” as the staff develops game plans.

In addition to his stint with the Cowboys, Young’s 37-year coaching career has included stops as a coordinator at Ohio State, Oklahoma, USC, Kansas and Miami (Fla.).

Photo credit: Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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