New CWU offensive coordinator

Tamara Sevao, Senior Reporter

The CWU football team welcomes a new face to their staff this spring. Mike Ferriter is the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. 

“Once I’ve gotten here and I’ve seen it, just the culture that [Head Coach] Fisk is running, and the style of football that we’re about to play,” Ferriter said. “It was just really intriguing to me and it’s been a lot of fun to be around.” 

Ferriter began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 2010 at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He then went to Idaho State as a receivers coach, then to Montana for three years before returning to Idaho State. 

Ferriter has coached as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Idaho State for the last four seasons. With his history, Ferriter hopes to spark a competitive and driven offense this upcoming season. 

“It’s going to be a blend of things I’ve brought from my past, and things that have been established here already before I got here,” Ferriter said. “So I think you can expect physical, hard-nose football. Being fast, up-tempo, and explosive at times. But I think you’re going to see fun football that a lot of people are going to like to see.” 

Ferriter officially started on April 1. He has been staying with Head Coach Chris Fisk while he house-hunts. Ferriter left behind his wife and 4-month-old in Idaho, however, they will be meeting him here in Ellensburg by the end of April. 

“I’ve had a lot of roommates because the coaches that transition stay with me,” Fisk said. “I would tell you that Mike is the cleanest, most respectful roommate that I’ve had.” 

The Wildcats will take the road on September 1 against Ferris State as they begin their season.