List of Washington State Cougars head football coaches

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The Washington State Cougars college football team represents the Washington State University in the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). The Cougars compete as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The program has had 32 head coaches since it began play during the 1894 season.

On November 30, 2011, Mike Leach agreed to terms and became head coach.[1]

Head coaching history[edit]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
1894 William Goodyear 1 1–1 .500
1895 Fred Waite 1 2–0 1.000
1896 David A. Brodie 1 2–0–1 .833
1897 Robert Gailey 1 2–0 1.000
1898–99 Frank Shively 2 1–1–1 .500
1900, 1902 William L. Allen 2 6–3–1 .650
1901 William Namack 1 4–1 .800
1903 James N. Ashmore 1 3–3–2 .500
1904–1905 Everett Sweeley 2 6–6 .500
1906–1907, 1912–1914 John R. Bender 5 21–12 .636
1908 Walter Rheinschild 1 4–0–2 .833
1909 Willis Kienholz 1 4–1 .800
1910–1911 Oscar Osthoff 2 5–6 .455
1915–1917 William Henry Dietz 3 17–2–1 .875
1918 Emory Alvord 1 1–1 .500
1919–1922 Gus Welch 4 16–10–1 .611
1923–1925 Albert Exendine 3 6–13–4 .348
1926–1942 Babe Hollingbery 15 93–53–14 .625
1943–1944 World War II – no teams
1945–1949 Phil Sarboe 5 17–26–3 .402
1950–1951 Forest Evashevski 2 11–6–2 .632
1952–1955 Al Kircher 4 13–25–2 .350
1956–1963 Jim Sutherland 8 37–39–4 .488
1964–1967 Bert Clark 4 15–24–1 .388
1968–1975 Jim Sweeney 8 26–59–1 .308
1976 Jackie Sherrill 1 3–8 .273
1977 Warren Powers 1 6–5 .545
1978–1986 Jim Walden 9 44–52–4 .460
1987–1988 Dennis Erickson 2 12–10–1 .543
1989–2002 Mike Price 14 83–78 .516
2003–2007 Bill Doba 5 30–29 .508
2008–2011 Paul Wulff 4 9–40 .184
2012–present Mike Leach 6 45-39 .536
Totals 33 coaches 117 seasons 505–528–45 .489[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Leach To Coach Washington State".
  2. ^ "2012 NCAA Football Records – FBS Individual Records" (PDF). ncaa.org. 2012. p. 65. Retrieved 2013-01-09.