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Wazzu names Jake Dickert permanent coach

Field Level Media
28 Nov 2021, 17:55 GMT+10

Washington State removed the interim tag and made Jake Dickert its permanent head coach Saturday night, announcing that the sides have agreed on a five-year contract.

Dickert will be formally introduced next week.

"I am extremely humbled and honored to be the next head coach at Washington State University," said Dickert in a statement. "Pullman fits our family so well and we are so excited to be a part of this community for a long time to come. Go Cougs."

Dickert, 38, was named the interim head coach on Oct. 18 after the school fired Nick Rolovich for refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, a state mandate. Dickert was defensive coordinator on Rolovich's staff.

Dickert led the Cougars to a 3-2 record since the upheaval, including Friday night's 40-13 rout of rival Washington. It marked Wazzu's first win in the Apple Cup series since 2012 and its first in Seattle since 2007.

The Cougars finish the regular season 7-5 overall and are bowl-eligible.

"Coach Dickert was able to bring together a team that has been through so much in the past two seasons and inspire them to not only keep going, but to fight harder," WSU president Kirk Schulz said in the statement. "Coach Dickert loves Pullman, understands what it means to be a Coug, and most importantly, puts his players first. He is an asset to this program, and to WSU."

Dickert has never been a head coach in FBS.

--Field Level Media

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