Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Kansas State just hired a coach from within their own program that has heavy connections to Bill Snyder and Kansas State. This approach to hiring coaches certainly isn’t new for the Wildcats, but with a glaring hole at the offensive coordinator position after Dana Dimel took the head coaching job at UTEP, Kansas State decided to stick with what they know, and hired former wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Andre Coleman.
Coleman, a former Kansas State wide receiver himself, had been the wide receivers coach since 2013, and took over as passing game coordinator in 2016. Along with Coleman, two other coordinators, Collin Klein and Charlie Dickey, were promoted as well, to the passing and rushing game coordinators, respectively.
With the recent hires of tight ends coach Zach Hanson and running backs coach Eric Hickson, Kansas State now has a full coaching staff once again.
Coleman made $277,600 last season, and his pay will likely increase with this new title, and could be closer to Dimel’s $472,600, though that information has not yet been publicized.
Under Coleman last season, the Wildcats had the 93rd best passing attack according to S&P+, though it’s unfair to judge Coleman’s coaching ability based on that, because of Kansas State’s run heavy scheme.