April 8, 1951 |
|High school||Cleveland Heights
(Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
|1976–1982||Cleveland State (assistant)|
|1982–1988||New Mexico (assistant)|
|2016–present||Dallas Mavericks (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Shyatt was previously head coach at the University of Wyoming in the 1997–98 season, the head coach at Clemson University from 1998 to 2003 and again head coach of Wyoming from 2011 to 2016. He also previously served as an assistant coach at the University of Florida. He was the 1998 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 13 Coach of the Year as Head Coach at Wyoming, the 1998 Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division Coach of the Year, and was named four times as the Top Assistant Coach in the Nation by the Basketball Times.
Early and personal life, and education
Shyatt is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and is Jewish. His parents were George and Doris (née Swirsky) Shyatt. He played high school basketball at Cleveland Heights High School, and graduated in 1969.
He played basketball for the College of Wooster from 1970 to 1972. Shyatt graduated from the Wooster in 1973, with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He then graduated from the University of Akron in 1975, with a master's in secondary education.
He and his wife Pam have three sons; Jeremy, Geoffrey, and Philip.
College coaching career
Shyatt was hired as the 18th head coach of the Wyoming Cowboys in 1997, going 19–9 and making the 1998 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). He was named the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division Coach of the Year in 1998, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 13 Coach of Year.
The next season, Shyatt took the head coaching job for the Clemson Tigers, and was the coach from 1998–2003. His first season as head coach of the Tigers, he led them to a 20-win season (20-15), becoming only the fourth first-year coach in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history to lead his team to a 20-win season. He had a record of 70–84, and made the NIT championship once.
In 2004, Shyatt took an assistant coaching job at the University of Florida Gators, winning the 2006 and 2007 NCAA National Championships. During his seven seasons at the University of Florida, the team was 191-63 (.752), the best record in the SEC during that time, and averaged 27 wins a season.
In 2011, he returned to Wyoming, signing for a base salary of $190,000 and a total compensation package that could reach $645,000 a year. Shyatt reached his first NCAA Tournament as a head coach in the 2014-15 season. On March 21, 2016, Shyatt resigned as head coach of the Cowboys after six seasons at the helm.
On July 1, 2016, the Dallas Mavericks announced Shyatt would join their coaching staff as an assistant, with a primary focus of working with the big men on the roster.
Head coaching record
|Wyoming Cowboys (Western Athletic Conference) (1997–1998)|
|1997–98||Wyoming||19–9||9–5||5th||NIT First Round|
|Clemson Tigers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1998–2003)|
|Clemson:||70–84 (.455)||20–60 (.250)|
|Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain West Conference) (2011–2016)|
|2013–14||Wyoming||18–15||9–9||6th||CBI First Round|
|2014–15||Wyoming||25–10||11–7||T–4th||NCAA Second Round|
|Wyoming:||117–78 (.600)||46–52 (.469)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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- Schmoldt, Eric (March 31, 2011). "Wyoming lands Shyatt as next men's basketball coach". Casper Star-Tribune.
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- "Larry Shyatt". GoWyo.com. University of Wyoming. Archived from the original on March 28, 2016.
- Holmgren, Ryan (March 21, 2016). "Larry Shyatt resigns after six season at Wyoming". Casper Star-Tribune.
- Karalla, Bobby (1 July 2016). "Mavs add Larry Shyatt to coaching staff". mavs.com. Retrieved 2 July 2016.