Kansas State Football Press Conference

Athletics Director Bob Krause
Opening statement... 
“Good morning to everyone. It is a pleasure to host this press conference and to announce the hiring of the 34th K-State Wildcat head football coach.

“We had three primary criteria for hiring our new head football coach. The first criteria was that we wanted our new coach to have an outstanding, winning track record as a Division I head football coach. Second, our new coach would have to have both stature and the ability to assemble a coaching staff with significant Division I experience. Moreover, that person would have to have the leadership and organization skills to both motivate and inspire that staff as well as the players. Third, our head coach would need to understand the K-State culture. Its sense of family and its culture of everyone being together and everyone being in it together. They have a passion to succeed in building a highly successful football program that mirrors the values at K-State.


“Our new head football coach meets these criteria, but he has demonstrated his ability to strive in this environment and experienced great success. In short, our new coach is, in fact, battle tested in this very arena. It is a privilege to call on President Jon Wefald to introduce our new football coach. Please help me welcome President Wefald to the podium.”