Wildcat Football Tabs three new trainer members

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. – The Central Washington football team is pleased to announce the addition of three new graduate assistant coaches to the team.

The first is Ribken Braman who has worked with the Wildcat football team for the past two seasons, serving in the role of volunteer coach. When he started, he was the one making the practice field or helping out in the equipment room. After working hard the past two seasons, he’s been promoted to chief of staff and recruiting coordinator this offseason.

Braman grew up in Cle Elum and went to school in Ellensburg. He graduated from CWU in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and is working on his master’s degree in sports and athletics administration.

Next up is Kiante Goudeau, who also fills the role of cornerbacks coach. Goudeau grew up in Los Angeles, where he attended Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. While at EHS, he became a champion of the California Interscholastic Federation.

Goudeau played at Long Beach City College from 2014-2015, where he was a unanimous JUCO All-American. He then played NCAA Division 2 football at Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference member Minot State in North Dakota from 2017-18, where he was an All-NSIC member.

He then coached as the defensive backs coach at Nogales High School in La Puente, California during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Prior to joining CWU, Goudeau was the defensive coordinator at Compton College last season.

The latest addition to the coaching staff is Amanda Ruller, who will serve as an offensive assistant. Ruller is from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2012 she graduated from the University of Regina with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. She was a running back on the Canada women’s soccer team, where she was a silver medalist at the World Cup. She was also a member of the Canadian bobsleigh/skeleton team. She once won a car on Price is Right. She is currently working on her Masters in Sports Management here at CWU.

Ruller’s first coaching job was at the University of McMaster in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada, where she was running backs coach for two seasons. She then became an assistant running backs coach at camp for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a member of the Canadian Football League. Ruller is no stranger to Washington, having served on the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff last season as an assistant running backs coach as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity in Coaching Fellowship.


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