Tormey To Be The Pirates Next Coach? - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Tormey To Be The Pirates Next Coach?

Posted:
Chris Tormey while coaching at Idaho in the late '90's. Chris Tormey while coaching at Idaho in the late '90's.
Multiple sources have told SWX that longtime area football coach Chris Tormey was in Spokane on Wednesday, Dec. 11, to interview for the head coaching position at the University of Whitworth. The job has remained vacant since the resignation of  former head coach John Tully on Nov. 19. 

A Spokane native, Tormey was most recently the defensive coordinator at the University of Wyoming. One source told SWX's Sam Adams that Tormey is "seriously interested" in the position. 

Tormey's college coaching career began at the University of Washington as an assistant under Don James in 1984, staying on as part of Jim Lambright's staff, before leaving in 1995 to become the head coach of his alma mater, Idaho. 

During Tormey's 5-year tenure, the Vandals went 33-23 while moving from the NCAA-1AA to the NCAA-1A (now what is the FCS to the FBS) in 1996. He coached Idaho in its first ever bowl game in 1998, the Humanitarian Bowl, winning 42-35 over a favored Southern Mississippi team. 

In 1999 Tormey left Idaho to become head coach at the University of Nevada. In his four seasons the Wolfpack went 16-31. Tormey was fired at the end of the 2003 season before the end of his 5-year contract and was replaced by then athletic director Chris Ault. 

From 2004-'13 Tormey has been an assistant at Washington, the University of Hawai'i, Washington State University and Wyoming. Tormey was fired as the Broncos DC on Oct. 29 of this year after his defense allowed back-to-back 50-point games. 

Tormey is also interviewing with Central Washington University per a CWU release on Wednesday. Click here: http://bit.ly/IQDpRF

Per multiple sources, Tormey is one of three candidates who will be interviewed for the position by the Pirates. Whitworth hopes to make an offer late on Friday, Dec. 13,  and could introduce its new coach as early as next Tuesday, Dec. 17. 
  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Huskies Unveil 2014 Uniforms

    Huskies Unveil 2014 Uniforms

    Together with Nike, the University of Washington unveiled a new collection of football uniform designs and colors for the 2014 season. With a new coaching staff, a renovated stadium and a fresh uniform design, the Washington Huskies are embracing a new era of football.More >>
    Together with Nike, the University of Washington unveiled a new collection of football uniform designs and colors for the 2014 season. With a new coaching staff, a renovated stadium and a fresh uniform design, the Washington Huskies are embracing a new era of football.More >>
  • Dialed In: Christian Caple on UW Football

    Dialed In: Christian Caple on UW Football

    SWX's Neil Stover got dialed in with the University of Washington beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune, to talk Husky football on Thursday, April 17.Caple gives SWX an inside look on the state of UW football as they enter into a new era with head coach Chris Petersen...More >>
    SWX's Neil Stover got dialed in with the University of Washington beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune, to talk Husky football on Thursday, April 17.Caple gives SWX an inside look on the state of UW football as they enter into a new era with head coach Chris Petersen...More >>
  • Cougar Baseball Falls 11-1 to Oregon

    Cougar Baseball Falls 11-1 to Oregon

    Tommy Thorpe tossed seven shutout innings and No. 10 Oregon defeated Washington State 11-1 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference baseball series at PK Park.More >>
    Tommy Thorpe tossed seven shutout innings and No. 10 Oregon defeated Washington State 11-1 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference baseball series at PK Park.More >>
  • WhitworthWhitworth UniversityMore>>

  • Whitworth Track and Field Sets Records at Twilight Meet

    Whitworth Track and Field Sets Records at Twilight Meet

    A pair of Whitworth track and field athletes broke their own records at the 3rd Annual Whitworth Twilight Meet at Boppell Track on Thursday.More >>
    A pair of Whitworth track and field athletes broke their own records at the 3rd Annual Whitworth Twilight Meet at Boppell Track on Thursday.More >>
  • Ansett Shuts Down Pacific for Pirates 8-0 Win

    Ansett Shuts Down Pacific for Pirates 8-0 Win

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:50:31 GMT
    Spencer Ansett threw a five-hit shutout and Matt Nelson drilled a grand slam to lead Whitworth to an 8-0 win over visiting Pacific in the rubber match of the Northwest Conference series on Sunday afternoon.More >>
    Spencer Ansett threw a five-hit shutout and Matt Nelson drilled a grand slam to lead Whitworth to an 8-0 win over visiting Pacific in the rubber match of the Northwest Conference series on Sunday afternoon.More >>
  • Pirates Split Saturday Doubleheader with Pacific

    Pirates Split Saturday Doubleheader with Pacific

    Starting pitcher Cory Mack dominated Pacific into the eighth inning to lead Whitworth to a 6-1 win in the opener of a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Merkel Field, but Donnie Bradley hit two home runs to spark the visitors to a 6-2 win in the night cap.More >>
    Starting pitcher Cory Mack dominated Pacific into the eighth inning to lead Whitworth to a 6-1 win in the opener of a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Merkel Field, but Donnie Bradley hit two home runs to spark the visitors to a 6-2 win in the night cap.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.