Niekamp assumes new role at WSU

TRAVIS NIEKAMP IS leaving his post as linebackers coach at WSU to become the school's Coordinator of Football Development, a newly created position with emphasis on recruiting.

Paul Wulff announced Friday that Travis Niekamp will effectively immediately assume the responsibilities of the Coordinator of Football Development. Wulff added in the schools' release that he will begin an immediate search to fill the linebacker coach position.

Niekamp's duties in his new position will include coordinating WSU's football camps and clinics and oversee on-campus recruiting activities, along with other administrative aspects of the football program.

"Travis will continue to play a large role in the growth of our player development and overall football program," said Wulff. "He is extremely well organized, a tireless worker and understands the necessity of this position, all factors that make us better.

"(WSU Athletic Director) Bill Moos and I have similar goals, the most important of which is to win now," Wulff continued. "He recognizes what it takes to achieve those goals and by supporting this much-needed position, it makes us more competitive on a national stage."

Niekamp served the past three seasons on Wulff's staff as linebackers coach. Prior to WSU, Niekamp spent four seasons on Wulff's staff at Eastern Washington, and has also spent four years at the United State Military Academy and two years at his alma mater, Illinois State.

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