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The Cougars have added a few new faces to the coaching staff

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Washington State head coach Mike Leach announced on Monday that he has officially completed his coaching staff search for the upcoming season. Mason Miller, Matt Brock, Steve Spurrier Jr., and Tyson Brown have all been added to the coaching staff.

With everything now completed and with all the coaches leaving, this is how 2018 will look under Leach: Miller with the offensive line, Brock with the special teams, Spurrier Jr. with the outside receivers, Tracy Cleays as the defensive coordinator, Kendrick Shaver with the safeties, Darcel McBath with the corners, Eric Mele with running backs, Dave Nichol with the inside receivers, Ken Wilson with the linebackers, Jeff Phelps with the defensive line, Ken Wilson with the linebackers, and Tyson Brown as the strength and conditioning coach.

Brown has been with the program for the past four years but left for a few weeks to take the director of strength and conditioning at Elon College.

Miller is coming to Pullman from Nevada where he served as the offensive line coach for one year. He had previously coached under Hal Mumme who is widely considered one of the fathers of the air raid offense.

Matt Brock joins the Cougars after having been the special teams coordinator at Bowling Green for the past two years. His statistics stand out as his team was top-20 in net punting average, kick return defense, and punt return defense last year and was top-3 in kickoff defense and punting average the year before. He is another Texas Tech guy as he spent three years as the defensive quality control assistant.

Spurrier Jr. joins the team after spending 2017 as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach at Western Kentucky. Before that he held a role with Oklahoma in recruiting and an offensive specialist. From 2005-2016 he coached under his father at South Carolina and held roles as the recruiting coordinator, passing game coordinator, wide receivers coach, and co-offensive coordinator.

With his coaching staff finally in place, they can now start looking forward to the 2018 football season as midnight maneuvers started last night.

WSU Coaching Changes

Out To In From
Out To In From
Alex Grinch (defensive coordinator) Ohio State Tracy Claeys (defensive coordinator) Unemployed
Roy Manning (outside linebackers) UCLA Matt Brock (outside linebackers/special teams) Bowling Green
Clay McGuire (offensive line) Texas Tech Mason Miller (offensive line) Nevada
Derek Sage (outside receivers) UCLA Steve Spurrier Jr. (outside receivers) Western Kentucky
Jim Mastro (running backs) Oregon Darcel McBath (corners) WSU (promotion)
Jason Loscalzo (strength and conditioning) Chicago Bears Tyson Brown (strength and conditioning) WSU (promotion)
Kendrick Shaver (safeties) Utah State

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