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Sources claim EWU football assistant Hansen resigns

Chris Hansen, a longtime assistant and current running backs coach and camps coordinator for Eastern Washington’s football team, has resigned his position, according to several sources close to the program.

Hansen, who was not at Eastern’s practice Wednesday afternoon, did not return phone messages and EWU officials were evasive when asked about Hansen’s apparent departure.

“There’s nothing to release at this point,” said Eagles athletics director Bill Chaves, who refused to confirm or deny whether Hansen was still on staff and explained the university was unable to report on “personnel matters.”

“We’re still working through some issues, and, obviously, when you’re dealing with personnel issues, all I can say is we’ll announce, or release, something when there is something to be released – if there is something to be released.”

Hansen has been a part of the EWU football program – as either a player, voluntary assistant or assistant coach – for 13 years since the mid-1980s.

“I’m really not worried about what people want to make of it,” said coach Beau Baldwin by phone Wednesday night. “I’ll comment when I’m allowed to comment, but until then I’m not going to comment.”

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