Wayne McClain will be school's director of student-athlete development
Drew Speraw (pronounced SPEAR-awe) is entering his first season at Kansas State as video coordinator for head coach Bruce Weber.
Speraw arrives at K-State after spending the past two years at Iowa as first, a graduate manager (2010-11), and then as an administrative assistant (2011-12) for head coach Fran McCaffery. He also took on the added responsibility as the team's video coordinator during the 2011-12 season after the departure of another staff member. In 2011-12, Speraw was part of a coaching staff that improved the Hawkeyes' win total by seven from the previous season and helped the team earn its first postseason win since 2003. In all, he helped Iowa win 39 games in two years, including 18 victories and a trip to the second round of the NIT in 2011-12.
The son of former University of Central Florida head coach Kirk Speraw, he played for his father from 2005-10. A team captain as a senior, he played in 66 career games as a Golden Knight. He connected on 39 percent from 3-point range during his college career. The elder Speraw is currently an assistant coach at Iowa. He is the all-time winningest coach in UCF history with 279 victories to go with four NCAA Tournament appearances during his 17-year career from 1993-2010.
Speraw attended Oviedo High School in Orlando, where he was two-year basketball lettermen, helping the Lions to a 24-5 overall record as a senior en route to the Florida Class 6A Elite Eight. He was also a two-year letterman in football, serving as the school's starting quarterback in 2004.
Speraw earned his bachelor's degree in finance in the summer of 2009 from UCF. He also earned his master's degree in sports and fitness with a concentration in sport leadership and coaching from UCF in 2010. He also earned his master's degree in business administration from Iowa in 2012.
A native of Lakeland, Fla., Speraw, 26, has a wife, Jamie.