Sunday, February 17, 2013

Longtime Cougar Coach Sweeney Dies

Cougar football fans were saddened by the recent passing of Jim Sweeney.  Sweeney was coach of the Washington State from 1968-1975.  He left the year before I came to school in '76.  Although his record at WSU was not great, he layed a foundation that lead to more successful teams in later years. Sweeney went to Fresno State and coach for a few seasons before going to the NFL.  He would return to Fresno State and coach for 17 seasons.  Sweeney was 83.

1 comment:

Price per Head said...

Invaluble loss for the sport, our deepest condolences