Tom Lovat, who has spent the past nine years coaching in the National Football League, is moving to the college ranks and will join the Wyoming staff as offensive line coach. The 50-year-old Lovat, a native of Bingham Canyon, has coached in the NFL at Green Bay, St. Louis and Indianapolis.

He began his coaching career in 1967 as an assistant at his alma mater, the University of Utah, where he coached the defensive line. After stints at Idaho State and the Canadian Football League, he returned to Utah in 1972 as an assistant under Bill Meek. He was appointed head coach in 1974 and remained there two years.