WSU to formally introduce Nick Rolovich as new head football coach

Cougs to hire Hawaii HC Nick Rolovich

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Athletics will officially introduce Nick Rolovich as the new head football coach at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

Rolovich was named the 33rd head football coach in WSU’s history following Mike Leach’s departure for Mississippi State.

Here are a few things to know about Rolovich as he begins his time in Pullman.

  1. Rolovich comes to WSU after several years at the University of Hawaii. He began in 2008 as a quarterback coach and also served as an offensive coordinator. He was then hired to be an offensive coordinator at Nevada before returning to be head football coach at Hawaii in 2015.
  2. Rolovich attended and played football for the University of Hawaii for two years after playing for the City College of San Francisco.
  3. He played professionally for several years. He began with Rhein Fire in Europe, then played Arena football for the San Jose SaberCats. In 2006, he joined the AFL and spent time with the Arizona Rattlers, Chicago Rush and Las Vegas Gladiators.
  4. Rolovich earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Hawaii and a master’s in human performance and sport from New Mexico Highlands.
  5. He and his wife and three sons, Daniel, William and Patrick, and a daughter, Alana.

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