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Darrell Wyatt
Darrell Wyatt

Position:
Assoc. Head Coach/Offensive Coor./Wide Receivers

Darrell Wyatt will begin his second season with the Golden Eagles as the team's associate head coach as well as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.

In his first year with the Golden Eagles, Wyatt led an offense that broke 36 school records as the team recorded its highest ever total offensive yards mark of 5,636. The team also finished No. 20 nationally in total offense, the highest-ever ranking for the Golden Eagles during their time as a member of the Division I FBS.

Wyatt guided an offense that also was led by redshirt quarterback, Austin Davis, and had its top receiver, DeAndre Brown, as a freshman. During his initial season, he also mentored Damion Fletcher as he became the all-time leading rusher at the school, as well as helping him become an added dimension in the offense by distributing the football to him in the air as Fletcher caught a career-best 33 passes.

His top receiver, Brown, established a school record for receptions (67) and he finished first in the country among freshmen in receiving yards and touchdown receptions.

He was a member of the Arizona Wildcats staff in 2007 as the wide receivers/passing game coordinator coach. In his lone season, the Wildcats ranked No. 10 nationally in passing yards per game (308.5) as Mike Thomas was the leading receiver for U of A with 1,038 yards and 11 touchdowns.

A 20-year coaching veteran, Wyatt began his career at Trinity Valley Community College, where he also played two seasons as a wide receiver. He later earned his bachelor's degree from Kansas State, where he played in 1987-88.

After graduating from KSU, he returned to Trinity Valley for three years as an assistant coach, helping to lead his 1991 team to the Texas Junior College Conference championship.

He then moved on to Sam Houston State where he coached the receivers for three seasons. His next stop was a year at Wyoming in 1995, where he helped guide All-American Marcus Harris, who had 78 catches for 1,433 yards, followed by a year as the receivers coach at Baylor in 1996.

Wyatt then worked at Kansas, where he spent four seasons as the receivers coach and eventually became offensive coordinator and associate head coach.

After the Jayhawks, Wyatt moved to Oklahoma State for the 2001 campaign and then was hired by Oklahoma, where he spent four years with the Sooners (2002-05) in overseeing the receivers as well as becoming passing game coordinator for the 2005 year.

After a year in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings as receiver coach, Wyatt headed to Arizona.

Wyatt, and wife, Cindy, have one son, Desmond, and one daughter, Charese.

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