Paul Wulff, 40, will be formally introduced as the Cougars coach Tuesday at a 3 p.m. news conference at WSU's Bohler Athletic Complex in Pullman. Wulff, an honorable mention All-America center at Washington State in 1989, did not return phone messages Monday night. Contract details were not released.
Wulff, a native of Davis, Calif., has spent his entire 15-year coaching career at Eastern Washington. He started as a volunteer assistant, later served as the offensive line and strength coach, added the offensive coordinator duties, and then became head coach in 2000.
Wulff owns a 53-40 record, with just one losing season in eight years as head coach. He guided Eastern to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) national playoffs three of the past four years. Eastern reached the second round this season, losing to two-time defending champion Appalachian State, and finished 9-4.
AS LEGEND HAS it, when he was a player at Washington State in the late 1980s, Paul Wulff had his appendix taken out on a Monday and played in the Apple Cup five days later.