2009 Football Coaches: Meet Vic Koenning

MANHATTAN, Kan. Be the first to take an inside look at the 2009 Kansas State football coaching staff as k-statesports.com continues an in-depth look at each member of head coach Bill Snyder's staff.

Each day, a new staff member will be profiled with in-depth video interviews and features, along with a biographical sketch, continuing today with Assistant Head Coach and Co-Defensive Coordinator VIC KOENNING.

A member of the Wildcats’ 1982 squad that played in the school’s first-ever bowl game, Koenning will also coach the Wildcat secondary in his new position after spending the last four years as Clemson's defensive coordinator.

Koenning accomplished something no other Clemson defensive coordinator had accomplished in Tiger football history during his four-year tenure as each of his four defenses from 2005-2008 finished in the top 25 in scoring, total, and pass efficiency defense each season.

This past season, Clemson's defense led the ACC in scoring defense and ranked ninth in the nation by allowing just 16.6 points per game. The unit was also 12th in the nation in pass defense, 11th in pass efficiency defense, tied for eighth in interceptions and 16th in total defense.

With nine underclassmen in the starting lineup for most of the season, the 2007 defensive performance might have been the best of his tenure at Clemson. Clemson had just one player make First or Second-Team All-ACC, yet the Tigers led the ACC in pass defense and turnover margin, and they finished second in total defense and scoring defense. Clemson was ninth in the nation in total defense, allowing just 307 yards per game, and 10th in scoring defense, giving up 18.7 points per outing.


To view Koenning's full bio, click here.