Letter from A.D. John Currie - March 18

Coach Mittie grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri, and is a member of the Missouri Western Hall of Fame, while Shanna grew up in Junction City and is a graduate of Chapman High School. Logan is currently a junior at TCU, Jordan is graduating from high school this spring and Madison is a high school sophomore.I would like to thank our search committee of senior associate AD/SWA Jill Shields, Faculty Athletics Representative (and UTEP basketball hall of famer) Dr. Be Stoney and chief of staff and assistant athletics director Clint Dowdle for their hard work throughout this successful search. We set out to find the very best basketball coach for K-State, whose personal values and integrity reflects those of our university and one that appreciates the unique opportunity of being part of our strong basketball tradition and commitment to championship performances, and we are confident that Coach Mittie is that person. I look forward to you and the entire K-State Nation having the opportunity to get to know him and his family.In the meantime, click here for complete coverage of Coach Mittie's hiring.We'll continue to work towards our vision of a Model Intercollegiate Athletics Program at K-State, and our five goals. We are proud of K-State's rich tradition and history, and the role you play in the continuing development of the Wildcat program. Go Cats!John