College of Southern Idaho men's basketball coach Steve Gosar is officially a candidate for the vacant head coaching post at his alma mater, the University of Wyoming.
Wyoming Athletic Director Tom Burman contacted both Gosar and CSI Athletic Director Joel Bate on Wednesday to express his interest in CSI's third-year head coach.
Gosar led CSI (33-4) to the NJCAA national championship with a 72-64 win Saturday over Midland (Texas) College in Hutchinson, Kan.
"I've been contacted and I've been told that I'm a candidate for that position," said Gosar, who said Wyoming has asked him to provide more information about himself. He could make a trip next week to the school's Laramie, Wyo., campus for an interview.
"It's a great honor," said Gosar, "especially when it's your alma mater."
Gosar is a native of Pinedale, Wyo., and played four seasons at Wyoming before spending two seasons with the Cowboys as a graduate assistant. He worked as an assistant at Portland State before coming to CSI as an assistant in 2005.
Gosar said the Wyoming post would be his dream job "under the right conditions."
Other candidates include Old Dominion coach Blaine Taylor, who reportedly met with Burman, Wyoming President Tom Buchanan and Associate Athletic Director Matt Whisenant Tuesday afternoon in Virginia.
Murray State coach Billy Kennedy is also considered to be high on Wyoming's list, according to multiple reports.
Burman told Gosar he hopes to have a coach in place before the NCAA Tournament Final Four, which begins April 2.
Bate said Burman told him Wyoming is "evaluating a lot of people and didn't know what direction they were going to go."