Washington State removed the interim tag and named Jake Dickert as head coach on Saturday night after leading the Cougars to a 3-2 record after Nick Rolovich was fired.
The momentum had grown for Dickert to get the job permanently, and his candidacy was crowned with an emphatic 40-13 loss to rivals Washington in the Apple Cup, which earned the Huskies a seven-game losing streak.
Dickert was promoted from defensive coordinator to interim head coach in October after Rolovich was fired for refusing to fulfill state mandates for employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine or a waiver. Rolovich and four other assistant coaches were sacked.
Dickert agreed to a five-year contract, the school said.
“We’re thrilled to have Jake Dickert in the role of head coach,” said Kirk Schulz, President of Washington State Keep going but fight harder. Coach Dickert loves Pullman, understands what it is to be a coug, and most importantly, puts his players first. He is an asset to this program and to the WSU. “