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Tony Poston: Exciting Changes + Growth For CougsFirst! | CougsFirst! Podcast Episode 17

January 26, 2023

A new episode of the CF! Podcast is here! Tune in to this week’s episode to hear the remarkable story of how Tony Poston, the first Executive Director of CougsFirst!, has given a “turbo boost” to the brand and how you can get involved! ​Through a combination of special events, social media, and advertising, CougsFirst!…

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Dan Diamond: The Evolution of Quality Leadership and Positive Mindsets. CougsFirst! Podcast Episode 16

January 12, 2023

We’re excited to share the latest inspiring episode of the CougsFirst! Podcast with you today. Dr. Dan Diamond is a renowned expert in disaster response and has extensive experience managing mass casualty events. He shares his perspective on quality leadership, its evolution, and a positive mindset. He also discusses his work at the New Orleans…

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Valentine’s Day Deals

January 11, 2023

Plan Your Perfect Valentine’s Day! Add a little Coug love to your Valentine’s Day. Whether celebrating with someone special or going out with friends, make it a night to remember with CougsFirst! Use the CougsFirst! Directory and “Cougle it.” to help you find everything you need and more. Restaurants, Beer & Cider 20 Corners Brewing Co…

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Pat Chun: Developing Student-Athletes to be their best. CougsFirst! Podcast Episode 15

December 29, 2022

In the latest episode of the CF! Podcast, we discuss the remarkable story of Pat Chun, the Athletic Director at Washington State University since 2018. Learn more about Pat’s role, his philosophy on attracting great athletic coaches, and how to support Cougar Athletes. What is an Athletic Director? An athletic director helps create an environment…

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Start the New Year Strong

December 22, 2022

Start the New Year Strong Set yourself up for success with a Coug-Owned professional services. We ask you to Think CougsFirst! and “Cougle-it” (search for Coug businesses). Accounting & Tax Services Bauer Evans Inc PS / Madrona Financial Services LLC  B-H Accounting Services Daniel A. Eckman, PC Eide Bailly  Paylocity  Banking BECU  Seattle Bank Consulting Challenge-Discover-Learn DB Data…

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CJ McCoy: The Origin and Tradition of Ol’ Crimson. CougsFirst! Podcast Episode 14

December 15, 2022

On this episode of the CougsFirst! Podcast, we connect with CJ McCoy on the origin and continued tradition of Ol’ Crimson, the WSU flag that has been waved proudly on ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast for 287 consecutive games. Read on and learn more about the history of this tradition and how you can take part.…

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Greg Witter: Journalism, Coug Sports & the Importance of Real-World Experience. CougsFirst! Podcast Episode 13

December 2, 2022

Greg Witter is on the CougsFirst! Podcast to talk about how he became the ultimate Coug Fan.  Greg honed his interview and writing skills and quickly applied them to his hobby website, We assume you’re reading this because you are a Coug fan, or at least you have a genuine interest in Washington State…

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12 Days of Cougmas

December 1, 2022

          We will be posting a new deal everyday! Make sure you check back so you don’t miss a deal! Day 1 WSU Athletics WSU Athletics invites you to join us as the WSU Cougars take on UW basketball on February 11th at Beasley Coliseum. All purchases made through the link…

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Luke Falk: Life, Football & Why Mindset Matters. CougsFirst! Podcast Episode 12

November 22, 2022

The CougsFirst! Podcast is back and this time we spoke with former WSU quarterback Luke Falk about his time at Washington State University and the parallels between life, football, and why mindset matters. “You’ve gotta believe in yourself.” Luke Falk’s athletic journey has not been an easy one. In this episode, he talks about how…

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The Power of a Business Network

November 22, 2022

It’s no secret that networking is a big part of being successful. Here at CougsFirst!, WSU students from Business Fraternity Delta Sig put together a panel to educate on how you can use the CougsFirst! network to grow your own personal and professional network. PANELISTS  Jack Thompson, Co-Founder & Board Member at CougsFirst!, and Business…

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