Report: Tulane coach Travis Jewett ‘leading candidate’ at Washington State
Tulane baseball coach Travis Jewett is a “leading candidate” for the vacant job at his alma mater, Washington State, according to a Twitter post Monday night by D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers.
COACHING SCOOP: Sources have indicated that #Tulane skipper Travis Jewett has emerged as a leading candidate for the @Cougbaseball opening. Jewett was previously an assistant at #Wazzu and knows the ins and outs of that program. #Pac12
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) May 28, 2019
Jewett just finished his third season Uptown with a 32-26 record and a third-place finish in the American Athletic Conference after going 27-31 and 25-33 in his first two seasons at the helm of the Green Wave.
He is a 1993 graduate of Washington State.
Jewett spent 11 years as an assistant in the state of Washington – five years at Washington State and three years each at Washington and Gonzaga. He then headed to Arizona State and Vanderbilt for assistant jobs before accepting the Tulane position in the summer of 2016, where he replaced David Pierce.
Jewett also served as a head coach at a pair of junior colleges in Washington state early in his career.
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…