- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming President Richard McGinity has extended the contract of UW Athletics Director Tom Burman by one year, through June 2019.

McGinity cited successes in new coach hiring, academics and fundraising for the contract extension.

McGinity also commended Burman’s leadership in preparing UW’s athletics programs to remain competitive following expected changes in NCAA regulations regarding student-athlete scholarships and benefits.

In a statement, Burman says that it’s an honor to serve the university and that he works hard every day to build a program that the people of Wyoming can be proud of.

Burman has been UW athletics director since October 2006.