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Year-10 was roller coaster for EWU AD

Coaching carrousel spins fast in 2017


August 24, 2017

Paul Delaney

Eastern Washington athletics director Bill Chaves has had a memorable year-10 on the job. Teams under his watch have won a 2010 national championship in football and qualified for the 2015 NCAA tournament in basketball. That success helped lure two prominent head coaches away this year, but Chaves did not have to travel far to find people who he thinks will fill the shoes of their predecessors.

It's been a pretty good run of 10 years for Eastern Washington University athletics director Bill Chaves.

During his time there has been substantial success for his football team that became both a perennial postseason player and culminated in 2010 with the Eagles winning the Football Championship Subdivision national title.

The basketball team followed with its second trip in school history to the NCAA tournament in 2015.

But all that success was bound to have its downside, for the school at least, with coaches getting offers they just could not turn down.

In the span of 10 weeks between...

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