Jim Walden took a dormant program plagued by coaching turnover and turmoil and helped create the foundation for modern Washington State football success. Coaching at WSU from 1977 through 1986, Walden defeated every team in the Pac-10 Conference at least once and most notably snapped a 51-season bowl drought by leading the Cougars to the 1981 Holiday Bowl. He was unanimously named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1981. After coaching eight years at Iowa State, he joined broadcaster Bob Robertson in the booth to provide color commentary on Cougar radio broadcasts. A native of Mississippi, Walden quarterbacked the University of Wyoming and played four years in the Canadian Football League. Walden was part of two national championship teams at Nebraska as an assistant and also assisted at the University of Miami before joining the Cougars A veteran columnist for the Tacoma News Tribune, Dave Boling has provided coverage and commentary on sports since 1980. In 1998, he was honored as the top sports columnist in the Pacific Northwest. Boling has covered Olympic Games, Super Bowls, Final Fours ... and many of Jim Walden's Washington State Cougar football teamsBoling, Dave is the author of 'Tales From The Washington State Cougars Sideline', published 0015 under ISBN 9781582612560 and ISBN 1582612560.