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Report: Washington State hires JaMarcus Shephard to coach inside receivers

Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Washington State Cougars mascot Butch celebrates in the crowd after a touchdown in the first quarter against the Colorado State Rams during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Washington State Cougars mascot Butch celebrates in the crowd after a touchdown in the first quarter against the Colorado State Rams during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State has hired Western Kentucky's wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator JaMarcus Shephard as new inside receivers coach, according to a report by Sports Illustrated.

Western Kentucky WRs/specials coord. JaMarcus Shephard will be inside receivers coach for Washington St. coach Mike Leach per sources.

— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) January 18, 2016

Shephard played wide receiver at DePauw from 2001 -- 04, totaling 168 catches for 2,382 yards. He also left as the school's all-time leader in kick return yards.

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Shephard will replace David Yost at Washington State. Yost left the Cougars earlier this month to become to quarterbacks coach at Oregon.