Wyoming assistant coach Pete Kaligis will remain on the coaching staff, new coach Craig Bohl confirmed on Monday.

Kaligis, who has coached for the past five seasons at Wyoming, was the team's co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach last season. He spent his first three seasons in Laramie as the team's offensive line coach.

In a release, UW stated that the position Kaligis will coach next season has not yet been determined.

Prior to his time at Wyoming, Kaligis coached at Washington, his alma mater, as well as Montana and Western Washington. He had a memorable playing career as well, starting all 12 games at offensive guard for Washington in 1991 en route to winning a national championship.

He was also an All-American in track and field, eventually competing in the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in the shotput.

Kaligis has previously recruited Alaska, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming and Canada for Wyoming.

Though a tough-minded coach, Kaligis has developed a close relationship with many of his current players at Wyoming, making him a popular candidate to remain on the coaching staff. As he told the Star-Tribune in a September profile, Kaligis' job doesn't end when the Cowboys leave the field.

"Between the white lines is two hours a day -- of practice, of physicality," he said. "The mental side is outside of that. Those next 22 hours in that young man's life, from academics to social life, what is he being taught? How is he being trained? How is he being led?

"That's probably more important than the two hours on the field."

Reach reporter Mike Vorel at Mike.Vorel@trib.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeVorel.

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