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WSU Athletic Director Jim Sterk new WWU Hall of Famer
February 8, 2010



Photo by Jordan Stead, WWU Athletics.



PULLMAN – WSU Athletic Director Jim Sterk was among four inducted into the Western Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 6.


Sterk set a WWU Vikings season record for tackles as a linebacker. He received a bachelor’s degree at WWU in 1980, and earned four letters in football and one in basketball. During the 1977 season, Sterk was a first-team NAIA District One football all-star, team captain and MVP in helping the Vikings to the district championship game.


The induction ceremony took place in Bellingham … » More …

Apple Cup option offers $10M opportunity
April 16, 2009


Jim Sterk


In light of media reports regarding the Apple Cup and the possibility of moving it to Qwest Field, WSU Director of Athletics Jim Sterk addressed the topic in an e-mail message sent to concerned fans on Thursday, April 16.


Sterk began his message acknowledging the fans’ concerns stating: “I understand the emotional attachment Cougar Football, and the Apple Cup specifically, has for Cougar fans such as you, as well as the historical significance of the game.”


“Our current agreement with First & Goal, the parent company of Qwest Field, expires at … » More …

Coach Ken Bone introduced to WSU and media
April 8, 2009

Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services


Ken Bone, WSU’s new men’s basketball head coach, was introduced to the university and media Tuesday at a press conference in the Camp Room at the Bohler Athletic Complex.


“Ken’s arrival to WSU completes a search that, although just a week in duration, was an extensive one,” WSU Athletic Director Jim Sterk. “We interviewed exceptional candidates for the position and at the conclusion of the process I determined that Ken was the best person to lead our basketball program. Throughout his coaching career, Ken has a track record of leading programs to … » More …

EWU’s Paul Wulff hired as new Coug coach
December 12, 2007




(Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)


PULLMAN — WSU Director of Athletics Jim Sterk Tuesday named Eastern Washington University coach Paul Wulff as the new head football coach of the Cougars. Wulff becomes WSU’s 31st head coach and the first WSU football letterwinner and graduate to lead the Cougars since Phil Sarboe served as head coach from 1945-49.


“We conducted an extensive national search and met with some outstanding candidates,” said Sterk. “In the end I feel we hired the best person for the job. Paul has had success as a head coach, … » More …

Students pass stadium fees, elect ASWSU government
March 9, 2006

WSU students voted to help pay for the renovation of Martin Stadium Wednesday.The $25 per semester fee was approved by the student vote and will go into effect starting fall semester 2006. The final tally was 3,937 votes to support the fee, or 64.4 percent of the voting population, and 2,153 votes against the fee, or 35.4 percent of the voting population.”We are very pleased with the outcome of the election and I would like to thank all of the students who voted, regardless if it was for or against the referendum,” said Jim Sterk, WSU athletic director. “It was very important to WSU Athletics … » More …

Sterk signs new contract as WSU athletic director
January 23, 2004

Jim Sterk, who has served as WSU athletic director since July 2000, has signed a new five-year contract with the university, with a base pay of $173,825.The Cougars are coming off another successful football campaign, becoming the first Pac-10 team since the 1930s to win 10 games in three consecutive seasons. WSU finished the year with a victory over the University of Texas in the Holiday Bowl and was ranked ninth in the final polls by both the coaches and the sportswriters. WSU has finished in the top ten each of the past three seasons. Football season ticket sales have increased by nearly 3,000 since … » More …