May 7, 2012
Earlier today, Washington State AD Bill Moos went on the Kevin Calabro Show on 710 ESPN Seattle to announce a few things. First, Moos confirmed that former sideline reporter Bud Nameck will join Bob Robertson in the booth and serve as a replacement-in-waiting. Robertson will still be the lead play-by-play announcer, but I'd assume he's going to get the Dave Niehaus treatment and slowly transition to Nameck through the course of the season/next season.
Also joining BobRob in the booth is former Coug WR Shawn McWashington. No word yet on if he'll announce 'holding!' after each and every play. The book on McWashington seems to be that he's extremely candid and understands this type of offense.
Shawn McWashington is half Jim Walden's age, has never coached college football and has limited experience in broadcasting. But, to invoke an old quote from Don James, he won't exactly be a 2,000-word underdog to Walden when he assumes the ex-coach's role as color commentator for Washington State football radio broadcasts.
Shawn is a client executive for selected clients of Marsh’s Seattle office as well as a seasoned sales professional. In his role he is responsible for coordinating the delivery of Marsh resources to his assigned client base, working with the client team, developing marketplace strategies, and crafting solutions for unusual business and insurance risks. He sits on the Board for Special Olympics Washington and the Lenny Wilkens Foundation.