Both were assistants to Nugent at UNCG. Davison worked with the Spartans in 2011 and Harvey spent last season with the now Cougar mentor.
“Sandy and Jon are both tremendous soccer coaches,” Nugent said. “I am blessed they agreed to join me in Pullman as we work toward building on the terrific foundation in place at Washington State. They have been successful everywhere they have been and I am excited at the prospect of moving forward together with them and our current group of student-athletes.”
Davison, who has over 25 years of coaching experience, has made collegiate stops at Cincinnati and Louisville. Last season, she helped the Cardinals reach the NCAA postseason in 2013 and helped develop 2013 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year Christine Exeter and Midfielder of the Year Charlyn Corral.
Harvey’s emphasis is goalkeeping. He mentored Jamie Simmons, who recorded the 18th-best save percentage in the nation last season at UNCG while the Spartans lowered their goals against average from 1.02 to 0.75.
Washington State is one of 28 schools to reach the NCAA Championship in five of the last six seasons. In 2013, the Cougars finished the season as Pac-12 Conference runner-up behind national champion UCLA.