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2014 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)
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)
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)
Outside Receivers (Third Season)

Dennis Simmons, who spent 10 seasons at Texas Tech under head coach Mike Leach, returned to a familiar role as Leach's outside wide receivers coach prior to the 2012 season and begins his third year at Washington State University. (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)
Director of Player Relations (Third Season)

Jarrail Jackson begins his third season at Washington State and his second as the Director of Player Relations, assisting with recruiting and operations. (FULL BIO)
Offensive Quality Control (Third Season)

Eric Mele is in his third season at Washington State as the offensive quality control assistant after spending the previous five seasons as the special teams coordinator/running backs coach at Wingate University. (FULL BIO)
Offensive Analyst (First Season)

Graham Harrell begins is first year at Washington State University as an offensive analyst, assisting the Cougar offense with film breakdown, player evaluations and game planning. (FULL BIO)
David LOSE
Graduate Assistant - Defense (Fourth Season)

David Lose enters his fourth season as Washington State's defensive graduate assistant, working in the film room and on scouting reports. (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 (Fourth Season)

Kevin Freitag is in his fourth season working with the Cougar coaching staff, and his second season as the offensive graduate assistant after spending three seasons as an offensive lineman for the Cougars. Freitag works primarily with the offensive line and defensive scout team. (FULL BIO)
Graduate Assistant - Special Teams (Third Season)

Chris Keagle begins his third year working with the special teams as the Cougars graduate assistant. Keagle assists with the special teams game planning and the special teams scout teams. (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)