[WASHINGTON STATE] Keidane McAlpine, who was part of a staff that guided Auburn to six straight NCAA postseason
appearances, was named the Washington State head coach, replacing Matt Potter, who left Pullman to become the head coach at Oklahoma.
“Keidane is an outstanding soccer coach and a welcome addition to Washington State University and our athletic department,” Cougar Director of Athletics Bill Moos said. “He has been successful at every stop during his career and I am confident he will continue to move our program forward.”
The Cougars advanced to the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four seasons under Potter.
“I’m very fortunate to be leading such an experienced group of student-athletes at Washington State,” McAlpine said. “A lot of starters return from the 2011 NCAA team and they know what it takes to compete in the Pac-12, one of the nation’s best conferences. Most people don’t get that opportunity and I am looking forward to it."