From Pullman -- After two successful seasons at Washington State, Keidane McAlpine is on the move again, this time to Los Angeles to take over as head coach of the USC Trojans. McAlpine guided the Cougars to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances, and a program-best second place finish in the Pac-12 this season. USC hasn't made the postseason since 2010, but won a national championship in 2007.
"Thank you to Pat Haden, Max Nikias and Steve Lopes for the opportunity to come to such a prestigious institution," McAlpine said. "I'm excited to get to work and be a part of the Trojan family. I thank (WSU president) Elson Floyd, (WSU Director of Athletics) Bill Moos and (WSU Senior Associate AD/SWA) Anne McCoy for all their wonderful support and guidance. It was great to work with the student-athletes at Washington State, and I thank them for their hard work and dedication. I'm looking forward to working with a new set of women with the goal of bringing the national championship back to USC."
You can read USC's full press release on the hiring of McAlpine here.