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Darrell Wyatt
Wide Receivers
Coach Info:
Position: Wide Receivers
Darrell Wyatt was named to the UCF Football staff in December of 2017 as wide receivers coach.

Wyatt’s first season at UCF featured a host of weapons on the perimeter, as the Knights went 12-0 in the regular season, repeated as American Athletic Conference Champions, earned a berth to the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and rose to as high as seventh in both the AP Top 25 Poll and the Amway Coaches Poll. 


Led by the receiving trio of Gabriel Davis, Dredrick Snelson and Tre Nixon, the UCF wideouts totaled 2,312 yards and 17 touchdowns on the year. The receiving corps was the catalyst for explosive plays this season with over 40 plays of 20+ yards. The Knights ranked ninth in the nation with 14.94 yards per completion and totaled 522.7 yards of total offense per game, good for fifth nationally.

Davis, under the leadership of Wyatt, led the team with 815 yards on 53 catches, scoring seven touchdowns to earn Second Team All-Conference honors from The American.

Wyatt came to Orlando after a stint on the staff Arkansas State, serving as an offensive assistant. The Red Wolves produced a Top 5 passing offense and a Top 20 total offense during his season with the squad. Prior to his time with the Red Wolves, Wyatt worked at Houston, serving as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. in 2016. UH featured the No. 17-ranked passing offense in the nation in 2016.

Wyatt is a 29-year veteran of collegiate coaching, taking part in numerous New Year's Six bowl games throughout his career. He has multiple years of experience as an offensive coordinator as well.

He was an offensive analyst at Oklahoma State in 2015 when the Cowboys went to the Allstate Sugar Bowl and ranked No. 7 in the nation in passing yards and No. 14 in scoring offense.

Wyatt was on the coaching staff at Texas from 2011 through 2013. He was co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Longhorns in 2013, while serving as co-recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2011 and 2012. During his time at Texas, Wyatt's wide receivers earned five All-Big 12 accolades. With Wyatt's help as co-recruiting coordinator, the 2012 Texas signing class was ranked No. 2 in the nation.

In 2008-09, Wyatt was the associate head coach/offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach at Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles were No. 18 in the nation in scoring offense and No. 31 in total offense in 2009. In 2008, Southern Miss broke 36 offensive school records en route to the No. 20 total offensive output in the country.

Wyatt also has coaching experience with the University of Kansas, the University of Arizona, the Minnesota Vikings, Oklahoma, Baylor, Wyoming, Sam Houston State and Trinity Valley Community College.

Wyatt is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he played for two seasons after transferring from Trinity Valley Community College.

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