Tormey new LBs coach at WSU

Chris Tormey will get a different look at the Apple Cup this year.

Tormey, who was a Washington assistant from 1984-94 and 2004-08, has joined Washington State's staff as linebackers coach. Tormey, however, knows Eastern Washington. He grew up in Spokane.

A former head coach at Idaho and Nevada, he coached the past two seasons at Hawaii and served as the special team coach and also assisted with the safeties.

“Chris is going to be a great addition to our program,” Cougars coach Paul Wulff said in a statement. “He has been the head coach at both Idaho and Nevada, has 15 years of experience in the Pac-10, is a tremendous recruiter and is a very hard worker. He also grew up in Eastern Washington and understands the uniqueness and culture of coaching at Washington State University.”