Kramer Says He’s Interested in EWU Job

By Beacon Staff

GREAT FALLS (AP) – Former Montana State football coach Mike Kramer said he plans to apply for the head coaching job at Eastern Washington, now that coach Paul Wulff has been hired at Washington State.

“I’m going to give it a shot at Eastern and see where it goes from there,” Kramer told the Great Falls Tribune Tuesday. “I’m trying like heck to find an opportunity for myself and my family.”

Kramer was fired by Montana State University in May, a day after a former MSU wide receiver was arrested on federal drug charges, one in a string of several arrests of current or former MSU athletes. The team had also lost scholarships for failing to meet NCAA academic progress requirements.

Kramer was at MSU from 1999-2006, posting a 40-43 record and sharing three Big Sky Conference titles.

Prior to that, Kramer was the head coach at Eastern Washington from 1994-98. His 1997 team went 12-2, won the Big Sky Conference championship and advanced to the playoffs.

Wulff was Kramer’s offensive coordinator at EWU.

Kramer said he traveled to nearly three dozen universities this summer and fall, making contacts that he hopes will lead to another head coaching job.

“I want to get back in as fast as I can, wherever I can,” Kramer said.