WSU Hires Hawaii Program “Rebuilder” as New Football Coach
An up and rising coach who rebuilt the program at the University of Hawaii will take over in Pullman as head football man.
Nick Rolovich has been confirmed as the new Coach, according to WSU and his own Twitter feed. Rolovich began coaching with the Rainbow Warriors in 2008, rising to Head Coach in 2016. He was 28-27 in his four years, but in 2019 the team was 10-2, beat Oregon State and Arizona. They made the Mountain West Conference title game for the first time under Rolovich, losing to Boise State, but then beat BYU in the Hawaii Bowl.
The Rainbow Warriors have a long solid football history, and have been led by a number of coaches who've moved on to bigger and more winning ways. They've also had their fair share of NFL draftees.
Rolovich was 18-11 his last two seasons on the island. While he is known to operate what's call the Run and Shoot Offense which throws the ball a LOT, Hawaii ran considerably more than WSU's Air Raid under former Coach Mike Leach.
According to most experts, WSU gets an "A" mark for the hire, he's considered an up and rising coach, and does well recruiting.