New AD Moos: 'In my life, all roads lead back to Pullman'

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by WSU/KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 24, 2010 at 3:25 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 24 at 6:39 PM

PULLMAN -- A little more than a week after the job became available, Bill Moos is officially the new athletic director at Washington State University.

Moos and WSU President Elson Floyd will made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday. KREM 2 Sports reported on Tuesday that Moos accepted the position.

Moos will begin his new duties no later than May 1st. He is expected to sign a seven-year contract. He will succeed Jim Sterk, who announced last week that he accepted the athletic director position at San Diego State University.

"I was extremely excited to accept President Floyd's invitation to join his wonderful and talented team at Washington State," Moos said. "I am looking forward to getting back into intercollegiate athletics and thrilled that it will be as the athletics director at my alma mater. It will be wonderful to reconnect with Cougars everywhere and to work with them to ensure excellence in our program."

Moos, who played football at WSU from 1970-1972, has also served as the athletic director at the University of Montana and the University of Oregon.

"It is great news that we have been able to bring Bill back to campus to lead our athletics department. He has a proven record of success as an athletics director and he has deep and lasting ties to our university. In every way, he is an outstanding fit and we all look forward to working with him," Floyd said.

Moos began his athletics career in 1982 as assistant athletics director at Washington State University and also served as the school's associate director from 1988-1990.

Raised on a wheat and cattle ranch in eastern Washington, Moos attended high school in Olympia when his father served in the governor's cabinet.

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