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Snyder selects another former player as new wide receivers coach

20 Feb

Andre Coleman participated in the greatest turnaround in college football history as a player at Kansas State from 1990-1993. Now, as the new wide receivers coach for the Wildcats, Coleman will be working alongside the mastermind of that turnaround, his former coach Bill Snyder, as Kansas State works to uphold the standard it set with 11 wins in 2012.

Coleman, an All-America selection as a senior, went on to have a five-year career in the NFL (Chargers, Seahawks, Steelers) and set eight Super Bowl records when he played in the big game with the San Diego Chargers in January of 1995.

For the past three seasons, Coleman worked as an assistant coach at Youngstown State, where the head coach is former Kansas State offensive lineman Eric Wolford. Coleman worked with tight ends his first year and with wide receivers in 2011 and 2012.

“We are pleased to have Andre join our staff,” Snyder stated in a press release this afternoon. “As a successful ex-player from our program he has a strong understanding and belief in the philosophy and intrinsic values we believe in.  Having worked with Eric Wolford, also an ex-Kansas State player, Andre has experience coaching in a program with a very similar approach to ours.  He is a caring person who works well with young men and fits in well with our coaching staff.”

In 2012, Coleman coached an usually young group of wide receivers (sophomores, freshmen and one junior) this past year and helped the team to a 7-4 record that included the school’s first victory against a BCS opponent, a 31-17 win at Pittsburgh.

Coleman replaces Michael Smith, another former Kansas State player who had coached at his alma mater for more than a decade before taking a job at Arkansas in January.