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It's been a good journey for Chaves, EWU

Eastern athletics director has overseen school's rise on the national stage


Paul Delaney

Things have come a long way in the years since Bill Chaves arrived in Cheney in 2007 to become the director of athletics at EWU. Two of the more notable facilities upgrades have been the red turf in 2010 that has gained national attention, and the scoreboard added in 2012.

(Author's Note: When Cheney Free Press reporter Paul Delaney came on board in August 2007, his first assignment was covering the press conference announcing the appointment of Bill Chaves as Eastern Washington University's director of athletics. Each year since, about the time of their respective anniversaries on the job, the two have sat down to discuss the state of the EWU athletic union. The 2014 report follows.)

It wasn't the smoothest of roads for Eastern Washington University athletics director Bill Chaves when he arrived in Cheney.

When introduced at his press conference, Aug. 17, 2...

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