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How to Meet CWU Football Coach Blaine Bennett

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ELLENSBURG. Wash. - Central Washington University head football coach Blaine Bennett will be making appearances throughout the state of Washington, taking part in several "Meet the Coach" gatherings later this month and in early March.

Bennett, a Walla Walla native and 1987 graduate of Whitworth College in Spokane, was hired as the 22nd head football coach in CWU history on Jan. 18. In less than a month on the job, he has already helped facilitate the largest National Letter of Intent signing class in school history of 19 signees last Wednesday.

Bennett's tour will have stops in six different cities in Washington state. Each of his stops will include a gathering from 5-7 p.m. at a local establishment, where complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a no-host bar will be available. His first stop will be in nearby Yakima one week from today, Feb. 20, at Jackson's Sports Bar. He will then visit the Tri-Cities on Feb. 21, with visits to Spokane, Vancouver, Seattle, and Wenatchee also on the schedule during the month of March.

Below is the schedule of stops for Blaine Bennett's "Meet the Coach" gatherings:
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (Yakima): Jackson's Sports Bar, 432 S 48th Ave, 509-966-4340
Thursday, Feb. 21 (Richland): Kimo's Sports Bar, 2696 N Columbia Center Blvd, 509-783-5747
Tuesday, Mar. 4 (Spokane): Jack & Dan's Tavern, 1226 N Hamilton St, 509-487-6546
Monday, Mar. 10 (Vancouver): Billygan's Roadhouse, 13200 NE Hwy 99, 360-573-2711
Tuesday, Mar. 11 (Seattle): Pyramid Alehouse, 1201 1st Ave S, 206-682-3377
Wednesday, Mar. 12 (East Wenatchee): Willie's Sports Bar, 921 Valley Mall Pkwy, 509-884-7917

For more information on these specific events, please contact Mark Anderson, Assistant Athletic Director for Development, at 509-963-2129 or by e-mail at