Kansas State coach Bill Snyder continues to lean on former Wildcat players as he revamps his staff.
Snyder on Wednesday announced promotions for past K-State standouts Andre Coleman and Collin Klein as well as Charlie Dickey.
Coleman will fill the void at offensive coordinator, created when Dana Dimel was hired as head coach of Texas El Paso. Klein and Dickey were promoted to co-offensive coordinator positions, with Klein selected to orchestrate the passing game and Dickey the running game.
Coleman, a receiver for K-State from 1990 to 93, has coached Wildcat wide receivers since 2013 and also took on passing game coordinator duties prior to the 2016 season. Dickey has been the Wildcats’ offensive line coach since Snyder returned to coaching in 2009, as well as run game coordinator since 2016. Klein, the 2012 Heisman Trophy finalist, is set to begin his second season as K-State quarterbacks coach.
“We are fortunate to have three coaches who have had so much experience in our offense — a total of about 30 years — both past and present,” Snyder said. “We’ve been blessed to have so many loyal, caring and effective coaches over the years, and these three exemplify those values. I have been pleased with how well these three have worked together.”
The promotions come eight days after Snyder hired former players Zach Hanson and Erick Hickson to coach tight ends and running backs, respectively.
K-State is coming off an 8-5 season in which it averaged 32 points and 420 yards of offense. The Wildcats concluded the season by winning five of their last six games and beating UCLA 35-17 in the Cactus Bowl.