WSU’s Mike Leach named AP’s Pac-12 Coach of the Year; 6 Cougars honored

Dec 18, 2015, 4:37 PM | Updated: 4:39 pm
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Washington State’s Mike Leach is the Associated Press’ Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the first time in his four seasons with the Cougars.

Leach led WSU to an 8-4 regular season record, including wins at Oregon and then No. 18 UCLA. Wazzu rose as high as No. 20 in the AP poll before losing to Washington in the Apple Cup.

Leach was also named co-Coach of the Year with Stanford’s David Shaw by his Pac-12 peers and was a semifinalist for the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.

In addition to Leach’s award, the Cougars had six players honored on the AP’s All-Pac-12 teams.

Quarterback Luke Falk, wide receiver Gabe Marks and offensive lineman Eduardo Middleton were selected to the first team, while offensive lineman Joe Dahl, safety Shalom Luani and defensive lineman Darryl Paulo took second-team honors.

The Washington Huskies had four players honored by the AP. Cornerback Sidney Jones and safety Budda Baker were first-team All-Pac-12, and linebacker Travis Feeney was named to the second team.

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