Sloan retires from WSU Cougar athletic programs

PULLMAN, WA - A long time fixture at WSU, and somewhat the grandaddy of cougar coaches, is hanging up the running shoes.

Washington State men's and women's track and field head coach, as well as the dean of cougar coaches, Rick Sloan, has announced that he will retire from Washington state at the end of the 2014 outdoor season. Sloan has been with the cougar track and field program for 40 years, including the last 18 as head coach of both the men's and women's programs and one additional year as the head coach for the men's team. Sloan was named the head track and field coach at WSU in 1994, after he had already invested 21 years of service to the program and the university as an assistant coach.