LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming football program will have at least two new assistant coaches for the 2019 season.

Offensive line coach Scott Fuchs won't return, a source confirmed to WyoSports Thursday night. UW announced the hiring of former Colorado offensive line coach Klayton Adams Friday.

Fuchs' departure and Adams' expected hiring was first reported by FootballScoop.com.

Friday afternoon, Mike Bath announced on his Twitter account he was leaving UW to join the coaching staff at Western Michigan. Bath coached at UW the past five seasons. He coached running backs and fullbacks from 2014-17, and last season was the co-special teams coordinator along with working with the fullbacks and tight ends.

Adams spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach at Colorado. In 2018 he served as the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Adams also coached running backs and tight ends while at Colorado.

Adams has been an assistant coach at San Jose State (2011-12), Sacramento State (2009-10) and Western Washington (2007-08). Adams is a graduate of Boise State, and was a student assistant and graduate assistant there from 2005-06. Adams also played college football at Boise State, and lettered as a center from 2003-04.

"We are really excited about the addition of Klayton Adams to coach our offensive line," sixth-year UW coach Craig Bohl said in a news release from UW. "Klayton enjoys a great national reputation for developing dominant offensive linemen. His experience within the Rocky Mountain region, the West Coast and the Mountain West make him a natural fit for our program."

Added Adams from the news release: "I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to work at the University of Wyoming with coach Bohl, his staff and a group of people who have done an unbelievable job to elevate this program. The facilities are first-class, the program is first-class and the university of first-class. I can't wait to get started working with the players here."

Fuchs completed his fifth season as UW's offensive line coach this past season. He came with Bohl from North Dakota State. Fuchs has 25 years as a college assistant coach, and has worked with the offensive line every year since 1997.

Fuchs was an offensive lineman at North Dakota State from 1990-93.

While at UW, Fuchs' offensive line helped running back Brian Hill become the Cowboys' all-time leading rusher from 2014-16 with 4,287 yards. Chase Roullier was a second team All-America pick at center by USA Today in 2016, and was selected in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. Roullier played every offensive snap for the Redskins this season.

In 2018, redshirt freshman Keegan Cryder was named to the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America team. Cryder played both guard positions and center for UW.

The Cowboys averaged 199.4 rushing yards per game in 2018. Senior running back Nico Evans led the Mountain West with 1,325 yards in 10 games, and was a first team All-MW selection.

Bath also came to UW with Bohl. He was at Miami (Ohio) prior to that from 2011-13. Bath also coached at Miami (Ohio) from 2004-08 and was a quarterback there from 1997-2000.

While at UW, Bath coached Hill and Shaun Wick as running backs. Fullback Drew Van Maanen was a four-year starter and a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy -- referred to by many as the Academic Heisman -- in 2017.

Robert Gagliardi is the WyoSports senior editor. He can be reached at rgagliardi@wyosports.net or 307-755-3325. Follow him on Twitter at @rpgagliardi.

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