Mike Price Promotes Dunn to Assistant Head Football Coach

Feb. 21, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Kasey Dunn, Washington State University's running backs and special teams coach since joining the staff in 1998, has been promoted to assistant head coach by Mike Price, WSU's head coach.

'Kasey has great leadership skills and someday will be a tremendous head coach,' Price said in making the announcement. 'He will continue to coach our running backs and direct our special team units in addition to taking on a lot of team and administrative responsibilities.'

'Kasey has had several chances to leave WSU, but he chose to stay a Cougar, for which I am very thankful,' added Price. 'Adding these new duties will allow Kasey to experience another facet of being a head coach, which is one of Kasey's goals.'

The Idaho Vandal graduate (1992) who hails from Poulsbo, Wash., joined WSU in 1998, after coaching stints with the Vandals, University of San Diego Toreros, New Mexico Lobos and Texas Christian University.

During his playing career at Idaho, Dunn earned All-America honors twice as a wide receiver while setting Vandal career records for receptions (268) and receiving yards (3,847). During his three varsity seasons Idaho posted a 24-12 record.

'I sincerely feel honored that coach Price is giving me this opportunity,' Dunn said. 'I am looking forward to the challenges and experience that come with the position.'

'This will help me to be a head coach down the road,' Dunn added, stressing he is not looking to leave WSU. 'We don't want to leave, but being a head coach is a goal for the future.'

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