2009 Football Coaches: Meet Mo Latimore

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 Defensive Line Coach MO LATIMORE.

A former All-American lineman for the Wildcats in the 1970s, Mo Latimore is the longest tenured assistant coach in the Big 12 Conference and will enter his 25th season at Kansas State in 2009 as the team's interior defensive line coach.

Latimore has been a fixture at Kansas State since returning to his alma mater in 1994 following a five-year stint at Missouri.

He has played an integral role in Kansas State’s ascent to one of the nation’s elite programs, helping the Wildcats to nine seasons of nine or more wins and 11 bowl games. He has also been a big reason for K-State’s strong presence on defense and has mentored lines that helped the Wildcats rank among the nation’s top 10 in total defense several times, including top-5 rankings in 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

During the last 15 seasons, Latimore has helped coach four All-Americans, including first-team honorees Tim Colston (1995) and Mario Fatafehi (2000), two conference Defensive Newcomers of the Year (Fatafehi in 1999 and Tank Reese in 2001) and one conference Defensive Player of the Year (Colston; 1995).

To view Latimore's full bio, click here.