Breaking: Moos lands recruiting plum

WASHINGTON STATE has just landed a recruiting plum. Mike Marlow, a WSU grad who helped Bill Moos build Oregon from also-ran to oh-so-talked-about, is coming home to Wazzu. Sources tell CF.C that Marlow, a senior associate athletic director at Oregon, tendered his resignation in Eugene just recently and that Moos announced his appointment at WSU to his staff on Monday.

Marlow's tenure at Oregon was focused in large part on fundraising and external relations (i.e. marketing, promotions, ticketing, etc.).

What his role in Pullman will be and how it affects others on the senior leadership team will be made clear when WSU officially announces his hiring, according to sources.

But the move is believed to be the centerpiece of a reorganization within the department.

Marlow was a finalist for the Missouri State AD job a year ago and is believed by WSU sources to be Moos' heir-apparent at WSU in seven years should all the pieces come together.

Marlow is Hoquiam native who graduated from WSU in 1990 and then joined Moos at Montana before moving on to Idaho.

Moos hired him at Oregon in 1998 and Marlow steadily took on positions of increasing responsibility and was known as Moos' right hand man. Under his tenure, the Duck athletic fund grew significantly.

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