Larry Shyatt

Larry Shyatt (born April 8, 1951)

Teams coached: Wyoming Cowboys, Clemson Tigers
Wyoming record: 117-78 (.600)
Clemson record: 70-84 (.455)
Overall record: 187-162 (.536)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2015)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1999)
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1998, 1999)
  • CBI Appearances:  3  (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Mountain West Tournament Champion:  1  (2015)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2019 Dallas Mavericks (asst)
2011-2016 Wyoming
2004-2011 Florida (asst)
1998-2003 Clemson
1997-1998 Wyoming
1994-1997 Clemson (asst)
1988-1994 Providence (asst)
1982-1988 New Mexico (asst)
1976-1982 Cleveland State (asst)
1975-1976 Utah (asst)
1973-1975 Akron (grad. asst)

Larry Shyatt Facts

  • Lawrence Allen Shyatt
  • Born April 8, 1951
  • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: The College of Wooster (BA, 1973) / University of Akron (MA, 1975)
  • Played basketball at Cleveland Heights HS and then at the College of Wooster (OH)
  • Started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Akron under head coach Wyatt Webb
  • Spent the next 22 years as a collegiate assistant, working under head coaches Jerry Pimm (Utah), Ray Dieringer (Cleveland State), Gary Colson (New Mexico) and Rick Barnes (Providence & Clemson)
  • Left Clemson in 1997 to become head coach at Wyoming, leading the Cowboys to the 1998 NIT, then returned to be the Tigers’ coach after one season
    • Won 70 games in five years as Clemson’s head coach, finished as 1999 NIT runner-up but got no other postseason bids
  • Spent seven seasons as an assistant for Billy Donovan at Florida, a tenure that included back-to-back NCAA National Championships (2006-07)
  • Returned to Wyoming as head coach in 2011, working there for five seasons (six total)
    • Went to the CBI in each of his first three seasons before winning the MWC Tournament in 2015 to earn a trip to the Big Dance
    • Resigned from his role as head coach in March 2016
  • Worked on Rick Carlisle’s staff with the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA for three seasons (2016-19)
  • Along with his wife, Pam, has three sons

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