attended Northern Arizona University (1993-1998)
where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal
Studies with an emphasis in Athletic Coaching.
While attending Northern Arizona University, he
was a four-year starter for the Lumberjacks
football team, playing center.
."I lived in the weight room," chimes in
Lingenfelder. "I believe in strengthening and conditioning.
I believe players have a competitive edge on the field if
they have strength and conditioning supporting their
During the spring of 1998,
Lingenfelder was recruited by the Arizona Rattlers of the
AFL. He played for the Rattlers and then the Portland
Forrest Dragons before he fell victim to a career-ending
"My one season of professional
experience as a player was enough for me to know that
football is, and always has been, a passion of mine," says
Lingenfelder. "I knew I would do anything to continue along
this career path; and I knew I would make the most out of
each and every opportunity. I want the people of Wyoming to
know that I am deeply committed to the Wyoming Cavalry, and
I will do my very best to recruit the best men for our team.
I will recruit men with a strong work ethic and strong
Lingenfelder is no stranger to
coaching, indoor football or Wyoming. Prior to joining the
Cavalry, Lingenfelder spent four seasons with Division foe, Tri Cities Fever.
Lingenfelder joined the Fever in 2009 as the ‘big man’ coach
in charge of the FBs, LBs, and O-and D-Lines.
In 2010, he served as Defensive Coordinator when the Fever moved from the AF2 to
the Indoor Football League (IFL). In 2010, the Fever defense
led the IFL in Defensive touchdowns. Under Lingenfelder's
lead, the Fever defense ranked at the top in many
categories. In addition, Lingenfelder played a key role as
Defensive Coordinator for the Fever in their back-to-back
Conference Titles and their two appearances in the United
"I am more than excited to
be back with the Cavalry this season. I learned so much last
year in my role of head coach. The Wyoming fans are the best."
"I look forward to 2014,
the Cavs' 15th Anniversary, with a lot of encouragement," continues
Prior to his time with the
Fever, Lingenfelder spent two years as an assistant at the
University of Idaho, working as an offensive line coach and
as a tight ends coach for the Vandals. And, prior to his
coaching time with the Vandals, Lingenfelder was the
offensive coordinator at a local high school in Idaho Falls,
In 2003, Lingenfelder was the
Offensive Coordinator for Phoenix Junior College in Arizona.
"I learned a great deal during my time at Phoenix Junior
College," says Lingenfelder. "This was where I really
learned about the demands placed on a coach and how
important it was to manage my time. I learned very quickly
how to ‘make things happen’. One of my greatest
accomplishments here was being able to send one of my
players to play for UCLA."
Not counting the season
Lingenfelder spent coaching his little brother’s grid kid
team, his first coaching experience was in 2002. He was the
Offensive Coordinator for Cortez High School in Glendale,
AZ. His time with the Cortez High School was the springboard
into coaching and future opportunities.
"Coach L is a great fit for
Wyoming. He recruits great players, not just on the field,
but off the field. It is important that he brings men of
integrity to our community, with a willingness to give
their time in the community," says Director of Business
Operations, Argeri Layton.