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Confidence surrounds new Washington State baseball coach Marty Lees

PULLMAN – Marty Lees is adamant that the reality of his current situation has set in, despite the whirlwind week he just went through. The Oklahoma State baseball team on which he was assistant coach was eliminated from the regional it hosted on Sunday.

Washington State hires recruiting whiz Marty Lees as baseball coach

PULLMAN – Washington State athletic director Bill Moos announced the hiring of Marty Lees as the new Cougars baseball coach on Wednesday, citing Lees’ success as an assistant coach at similar programs. Lees spent the last three years as the recruiting coordinator at Oklahoma State, where his first two recruiting classes were ranked No. 5 nationally by Collegiate Baseball. Prior to joining the Cowboys, Lees spent 11 years on the coaching staff at Oregon State, working primarily as the defensive coach for infielders and catchers, serving as the Beavers’ recruiting coordinator his final six seasons in Corvallis.

WSU hires Marty Lees as new baseball coach

PULLMAN — Washington State athletic director Bill Moos announced the hire of Marty Lees as the new Cougars baseball coach on Wednesday, citing Lees’ success as an assistant coach at similar programs.

WSU fires baseball coach Marbut after 11 seasons

PULLMAN – Donnie Marbut’s decade as skipper of the Washington State baseball program ended on Tuesday, when athletic director Bill Moos fired him. “Though Donnie and his staff have worked hard over the past 11 years it is my feeling that a change in leadership at this time was necessary to get Cougar baseball back to a position of prominence,” Moos said in a statement.

Four possibilities for new WSU baseball coach

Washington State athletic director Bill Moos says that he will not discuss the details of his search for a new baseball coach, which he expects to complete as soon as possible. But don’t be surprised if WSU’s next skipper is one of the following four people (in no particular order): Gregg Swenson

WSU fires baseball coach Donnie Marbut

Donnie Marbut's decade as skipper of the Washington State baseball program ended on Tuesday, when athletic director Bill Moos fired him.

G&T guest column – Bill Moos: Recalling an Edwall superstar

Recently we lost an exceptional athlete and a wonderful man. Bob Simpson passed away on May 11 at the age of 68. Bob was raised in the small farm town of Edwall and attended Reardan High School where he excelled as an athlete. In the early 60s, he played a huge role in establishing Reardan as a Class B powerhouse, which it is still considered today.

Cougars lag way behind in baseball facilities race

PULLMAN – The longest, loudest base-race in baseball occurs every day of spring on Cougar Way in Pullman. In small groups of three or four, with gloves hung on bats slung over shoulders and cleats that are audible from the nearby freshman dorms, the fully uniformed Cougars click their way to practice. A couple hours later they click their way back.

WSU runs $13 million deficit for athletics

Uncommon expenditures on coaching salaries, buyouts and debt service left Washington State University’s athletic department with a $13 million deficit at the end of last year. WSU’s revenue rose from $45.7 million in 2013 to about $47.3 million in 2014. However, the spending on WSU sports soared to $59.7 million last year – $10 million more than in 2013.

Moos says WSU football “still in the process” of building

PULLMAN — When Washington State athletic director Bill Moos took stock of the football program after hiring Mike Leach in 2011, he thought that in three years the Cougars would be primed for a breakthrough season. The Cougars turned the corner a year ahead of schedule by qualifying for a bowl game last season, but instead of adding to that success in 2014 the Cougars finished with a 3-9 record.

Moos confident in health of WSU football program

When Washington State athletic director Bill Moos took stock of the football program after hiring Mike Leach in 2011, he thought that in three years the Cougars would be primed for a breakthrough season.

Cougars expect to hire soon

Washington State coach Mike Leach is in the market for a new defensive coordinator and finding one may not require a lengthy search, according to athletic director Bill Moos.

Give and Take: Sunday letters

Leach, Moos “I say, I say.” Colonel Foghorn Leghorn of Henery Hawk fame is coach Mike Leach of WSU football fame and has he nothing to say?

No more Cougar home games in Seattle

PULLMAN – The Cougars will begin a new season on Thursday when Washington State takes the field against Rutgers. They will also end a tradition 12 years in the making, playing their last home game in Seattle for the foreseeable future. With the exception of 2010, Washington State has played one home game at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field every year since 2002, when the venue was known as Seahawks Stadium.

No more home games in Seattle for WSU

The Cougars will not play a home game in Seattle next season, and athletic director Bill Moos has indicated that the WSU football team is unlikely to cross the Cascade Mountains again unless it’s for an Apple Cup.

WSU to open store in downtown Spokane

Washington State University is opening a downtown Spokane store that will be a one-stop shop for fans and alumni. Spokane’s store at Riverside Avenue and Wall Street will be a first of its kind for WSU. While the WSU Connections stores in downtown Seattle and Everett offer WSU gear of all kinds, Spokane’s is the first location that combines gear, a ticket office, WSU Spokane research information, and donor and alumni relations.