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Football Staff

Head Coach (Third Season)

Washington State University announced Nov. 30, 2011 that Mike Leach has been named the Cougars' head football coach. In his second season in Pullman, Leach guided Washington State to the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. WSU's high-powered offense ranked fourth in the nation in passing offense, setting a school-record at 368.00 yards per game. (FULL BIO)
Senior Associate AD/Chief of Staff for Football (Third Season)

When Mike Leach was named head coach at Washington State University, he wasted no time in naming David Emerick as his chief of staff, a position similar to what Emerick held while he and Leach were at Texas Tech. (FULL BIO)
Director of Football Operations (Third Season)

Antonio Huffman begins his third season as director of football operations at Washington State University after joining Mike Leach's staff in 2012. Huffman arrived in Pullman following two seasons at East Carolina University, where he served in a similar role on Ruffin McNeill's staff. (FULL BIO)
Defensive Coordinator/Secondary (First Season)

Alex Grinch was named the Defensive Coordinator at WSU in January 2015. In addition to his defensive coordinator role, Grinch will coach the secondary. He spent the previous three seasons at Missouri where he coached safeties. (FULL BIO)
Outside Receivers (First Season)

Graham Harrell was promoted to outside receivers coach in February 2015 after spending one season as an offensive analyst. (FULL BIO)
Outside Linebackers (First Season)

Roy Manning joined the WSU staff in January 2015 after two years coaching at his alma mater, Michigan. He spent three seasons in the NFL after his playing career with the Wolverines and coached for one season at Cincinnati. (FULL BIO)
Running Backs (Third Season)

Jim Mastro, a veteran in the collegiate coaching ranks for more than two decades, begins his third season as running backs coach on Mike Leach's staff. Last season, Mastro guided a running back group that doubled its yards-per-carry average, nearly doubled its total rushing yardage and rushed for 10 touchdowns. (FULL BIO)
Offensive Line (Third Season)

Clay McGuire begins his third season as offensive line coach at Washington State University and sixth season working on a Mike Leach-coached staff. McGuire played for Leach at Texas Tech then later served four seasons on the Red Raider staff. (FULL BIO)
Special Teams Coordinator (First Season)

Eric Mele was promoted to Special Teams Coordinator at WSU after two-plus seasons as an offensive quality control assistant with the program. He served as the interim special teams coordinator for part of the 2014 season. (FULL BIO)
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line (Third Season)

Nine-year National Football League veteran Joe Salave'a begins his third season on Mike Leach's Washington State coaching staff as the defensive line coach. (FULL BIO)
Linebackers (Second Season)

Ken Wilson joined Washington State in February, 2013 after spending the previous 23 years at the University of Nevada, 19 on the Wolf Pack coaching staff. (FULL BIO)
David YOST
Inside Receivers (Second Season)

David Yost brought a wealth of experience to Washington State’s inside receiver position when he joined the Cougar coaching staff in February, 2013. (FULL BIO)
Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach (Third Season)

Jason Loscalzo begins his third season as the head football strength and conditioning coach. At WSU, Loscalzo is responsible for all aspects involved in the development, coordination, implementation and supervision of the strength and conditioning programs for the Cougar football team. (FULL BIO)
Asst. Football Strength & Conditioning Coach (First Season)

Tyson Brown enters his first season as the Cougars assistant football strength and conditioning coach after working the previous year as associate director of strength and conditioning at the University of South Florida. (FULL BIO)
Asst. Football Strength & Conditioning Coach (Seventh Season)

Marco Candido enters his seventh year at Washington State University as an assistant football strength and conditioning coach. Prior to joining the Cougars in 2008, Candido spent two seasons in Des Moines, Iowa as Drake Univeristy’s head football strength and conditioning coach. (FULL BIO)
Asst. Football Strength & Conditioning Coach (First Season)

John Graves is in his first season at Washington State as an assistant football strength and conditioning coach. (FULL BIO)
Offensive Quality Control (First Season)

Joel Filani arrived at WSU in February 2015 and will serve in an offensive quality control position after spending the past two seasons at Boise State as an offensive graduate assistant. (FULL BIO)
David LOSE
Defensive Assistant (Fourth Season)

David Lose enters his fifth season as Washington State’s defensive assistant, working in the film room and on scouting reports. (FULL BIO)
Brian ODOM
Defensive Quality Control (First Season)

Brian Odom arrived at WSU in January 2015 following three seasons at the University of Houston where he served as Co-Director of Sports Performance. Prior to Houston, he spent seven seasons at the University of Arizona in a similar position. (FULL BIO)
Offensive Analyst (Second Season)

Gordy Anderson begins his second season as an offensive analyst on the Cougar coaching staff. (FULL BIO)
Graduate Assistant - Defense (Second Season)

Mike Bethea begins his second year on the Cougars coaching staff as a defensive graduate assistant after joining the program in January, 2013. Bethea works primarily with the linebackers and assists with the scout teams. (FULL BIO)
Graduate Assistant - Offense (First Season)

Price Ferguson begins his first season on the Cougar coaching staff as a graduate assistant. He will work with the offensive linemen. (FULL BIO)
Graduate Assistant - Special Teams (First Season)

Vince Penza begins his first season at Washington State as the special teams graduate assistant after a four-year playing career at the University of Toledo. (FULL BIO)
Graduate Assistant - Defense (First Season)

Chris Reinert begins his first season at Washington State University as the Cougars defensive graduate assistant after spending the past three seasons on the UCLA football staff. Reinert will work primarily with the safeties. (FULL BIO)