Gervais' teams have won six state championships and more than 235 games over his three-decade coaching career.
He was born in Puyallup, and he attended Puyallup High School and Oregon State University. He has coached at Skyline, Rogers, Gig Harbor and Eatonville high schools.
Gervais has been named high school coach of the year for the western region of the United States, was KingCo 3A coach of the year in 2000, KingCo 4A coach of the year in 2004 and was inducted into the Washington State High School Football Coaches' Hall of Fame in 2005.
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The hire would complete Willingham's staff for the coming season. Willingham earlier named Ed Donatell as his new defensive coordinator and Brian White as tight ends/special teams coach.
Here's our Tuesday story, which includes a little extra information.
(And, by the way, there seems to be no doubt that these reports are correct, however, the official word may not come for a few days.)