WASHINGTON STATE FOOTBALL under Paul Wulff has continued to dig itself out of the APR hole it dug a…
Gesser joins Cougs full time
"It's a way to get my foot in the door," Gesser told CF.C. "I'll be helping the offense out in whatever way I can and in whatever way is helpful to the assistant coaches and to Paul Wulff. I'll be breaking down those defenses and whatever they need me to do.
"I don't really know what my title is going to be but I'm basically going to be an assistant to the coaches... and I can't wait to help out offensive coordinator (Todd) Sturdy and all the coaches in whatever ways I can."
Gesser is making a significant sacrifice to come back to his alma mater full time.
He'll leave behind his head coaching position at Eastside Catholic High, as well as his job as an Fox Sports Net analyst plus the summer camps on the west side of the state that he's run for the past three years. He'll also be apart from his wife and family for the first year, with the plan for them to join him next year in Pullman.
"That's how much that place means to me. This is a significant life change, leaving behind (E-C, FSN and the camps) and then also for a year, my family. I've got the greatest wife, she's a Coug too and she understands my passion for that place, to have the opportunity to to pursue my dream, to get on at Washington State and work my way up," said Gesser.
Gesser said his joining the staff was an idea that came up a few months ago during a conversation with Wulff. They talked more over the next several weeks and it recently developed into a reality. He won't be coaching out on the field but says he hopes to have a significant, positive impact in other ways.
"I'm extremely excited, I've been talking with coach Sturdy and coach Wulff a lot over the past several weeks. It's going to be really something to be in that staff room and helping out.
Cougfan.com Recommended Stories
Pac-12 Hoops Media Day Notebook
SAN FRANCISCO -- Some quick hit comments from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on the state of the Pac-12 and some new initiatives that are coming this men's basketball season, including an update on…Read More
WSU practice: Pole back; eye on UA run game
PULLMAN — Arizona is throwing a lot more and running considerably less compared to last season but WSU linebackers coach Ken Wilson said after practice Wednesday the Cougars must respect the No. 15…Read More
COUGFAN TV: Leach sets his own pace
PULLMAN -- Mike Leach was asked after practice about the fast pace of Arizona's offense and what challenges, substitution and otherwise, that could present for Washington State on Saturday, (Pac-12…Read More
Week 8: Super Sleepers
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…Read More
Watch: Sailfish Goes Psycho!
Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.Read More