Donnie Marbut pens heartfelt farewell letter

OUTGOING COUGAR baseball coach Donnie Marbut gave a figurative doff of his cap to Cougar Nation on Thursday with a gracious farewell letter saluting his assistant coaches and players, fans, and legendary coach Bobo Brayton. "I love WSU and Pullman and will forever consider myself a Cougar," Marbut said.

He called coaching at Washington State "a true privilege."

Marbut was released by WSU athletic director Bill Moos on Tuesday, two days after Marbut completed his 11th season at the helm with the 314th victory of his WSU career. His is the third-winningest coach in WSU history behind Brayton and Buck Bailey.

In his letter, published at, Marbut said he dreamed of coaching the Cougars for 30-plus years "but I understand that college athletics is more than just school spirit, hard work, and a collective quest for excellence. It’s also a business in which leaders must make decisions everyday based on many factors."

To read Marbut's letter, CLICK HERE.

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