WSU snags Yost to coach the slot

College football: Washington State made the hire of inside receivers coach David Yost official on Friday.

Yost, the former offensive coordinator at Missouri, fills the vacancy left by Eric Morris, who accepted a co-offensive coordinator position at Texas Tech last month.

“David is a tremendous offensive mind and will be a great addition to Cougars football,” WSU coach Mike Leach said in a statement. “His offenses have always been well prepared, explosive, and he has a great ability to develop players.”

Yost became offensive coordinator at Missouri in 2009, and was quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator in 2008 when the Tigers broke school records for points scored and passing yards. His familiarity with the principles of the spread offense make him a logical choice to coach with Leach.

Prior to following coach Gary Pinkel to Missouri in 2001, Yost coached with Pinkel for four seasons at Toledo.

WSU has yet to announce a replacement for linebackers coach Jeff Choate, who left to become the defensive coordinator at UTEP.

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U-Hi’s Bailey on McDonald’s list

High school basketball: University senior Brett Bailey was accidentally left off the nomination list for the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Games, the man who nominated Washington players said Thursday.

“His name was on the original list I sent in and I don’t know how it was deleted,” Phil Barnhart, director of the Portland-based Northwest Hoops, said by telephone.

Bailey joins three other locals who were nominated: Austin Rehkow of Central Valley, Brandon Gfeller of Colfax and Corey Langerveld of Pullman. Langerveld’s name was misspelled in a brief published Thursday.

Shock add Turner to roster

Arena football: Defensive back Thad Turner was added to the Spokane Shock’s 2013 roster.

Turner played for four years at Ohio University before making the rosters of two CFL teams and two NFL teams between 2010 and 2012.

Celebration set for Anderson

Colleges: A celebration of life for Wayne Anderson is scheduled for Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at the University Inn-Best Western in Moscow, Idaho.

Anderson, a Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame member as a student-athlete, coach and administrator for the Idaho Athletic Department, died earlier this week at the age of 82.

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