LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming offensive coordinator Brent Vigen is being elevated to the position of associate head coach.

Head coach Craig Bohl made the announcement Tuesday.

Bohl says as the Cowboy football program moves forward, he felt it was critical to expand Vigen's role.

Vigen took over as Wyoming's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2014. He will retain those duties while assuming the associate head coach position.

Among the specific areas that Bohl said Vigen will be more involved in include having more autonomy over recruiting of players, particularly offensive players. In addition, Vigen will take a more active and visible role in the promotion of Wyoming football.

Vigen is entering his 20th year as a college coach, including 15 with Bohl.