Head CoachRead More
One of the winningest active Division I coaches with over 450 career wins and 13 NCAA Tournament appearances to his credit, Bruce Weber begins his eighth season at Kansas State in 2019-20 after being named the school’s 24th head men’s basketball coach on March 31, 2012.
Weber has guided the Wildcats to 20-win seasons and NCAA Tournament appearances five times during his tenure, including consecutive 25-win campaigns the past two seasons for the first time in school history. K-State recorded its first 25-win season in five years and made its 12th trip to the Elite Eight in 2017-18 then followed it with another 25-win campaign and a third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018-19. The school is one of just 24 nationally, including 15 in power conferences, to win at least 25 games in each of the last two seasons. He is the first Wildcat head coach to lead the program to multiple 25-win seasons (three).
Weber’s 150 wins are the third-most by a head coach in school history and the most since Jack Hartman retired as the school’s winningest coach with 295 victories in 1986. He earned his 150th career victory at K-State in the 70-61 victory over TCU in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on March 14, 2019 to become the third head coach (joining Hall of Famers Jack Hartman and Fred “Tex” Winter) in school history to eclipse 150 career wins. He is the fourth coach (Hartman, Winter and Frank Martin) to take the school to at least five NCAA Tournaments in a tenure, while only Hartman (with seven) has more 20-win seasons.
Associate Head CoachRead More
A veteran college coach with 25 years of experience, Chris Lowery is in his eighth season as associate head coach at Kansas State after being the first hire by head coach Bruce Weber on April 5, 2012. He was promoted to associate head coach on October 2, 2012.
Lowery has played an instrumental role in one of the best stretches in K-State history, which includes 150 wins, two Big 12 regular-season championships (2013 and 2019) and five NCAA Tournament appearances (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019) in the past seven seasons. The Wildcats’ two conference titles are the second-most by a Big 12 school in that span with the 2012-13 championship the first-ever in the Big 12 era and the first conference title by the school in more than 36 seasons.
During his time at K-State, Lowery has tutored 13 players named to All-Big 12 teams the past seven seasons, including first team members Rodney McGruder (2013), Dean Wade (2018, 2019) and Barry Brown, Jr. (2019), second team picks Angel Rodriguez (2013), Marcus Foster (2014) and Brown (2018), third team honoree Wesley Iwundu (2016, 2017) and honorable mention selections Xavier Sneed (2019) and Kamau Stokes (2019). In addition, he has helped mentor the 2019 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (Brown), four Big 12 All-Defensive Team members in Rodriguez (2013), Iwundu (2016) and Brown (2018, 2019) as well as three players selected to the league’s All-Newcomer Team, including Brown and Wade, who became the first Wildcat duo to be honored on all-rookie squad in 2015-16.
Assistant CoachRead More
Brad Korn, a former player for Bruce Weber with more than a decade of Division I coaching experience, is set to begin his fourth season as an assistant coach at Kansas State in 2019-20. Overall, he is in his fifth season at the school after serving as the program’s Director of Operations in 2012-13.
In three years back at K-State after a three-year stint at Missouri State (2013-16), Korn has helped the Wildcats to 71 wins and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including back-to-back 25-win campaigns for the first time in school history. In his first year back in 2016-17, the squad won 21 games, including eight over teams that advanced to the postseason, and knocked off Wake Forest in the NCAA First Four before losing to No. 18 Cincinnati in the NCAA South Regional First Round.
Working primarily with the post players, Korn was a big influence on the development of two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection Dean Wade, who became the fourth Wildcat to earn All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2018 and just the second to do so in back-to-back seasons. Wade is one of just three players to rank in the school’s Top 10 in both career scoring (1,510) and rebounding (685). He has been instrumental in the continued progress of senior Makol Mawien, who has started all 71 games in his K-State career and has emerged as one of the top big men in the Big 12.
Assistant CoachRead More
The most recent addition to the coaching staff, Jermaine Henderson is in his third season at Kansas State, including his first as an assistant coach in 2019-20, after spending the past two seasons (2017-19) as the program’s director of student-athlete development.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Henderson has 20 years of experience as a Division I assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) (1997-2012), Missouri State (2012-15) and Cleveland State (2015-17). His most recent stint as an assistant coach came at Cleveland State under head coach Gary Waters, who retired following the 2016-17. Prior to CSU, he spent three seasons as an assistant coach under Paul Lusk at Missouri State (2012-15), where he coached alongside current Wildcat assistant coach Brad Korn.
Henderson returns to an on-the-court role after serving the past two seasons (2017-19) as the director of student-athlete development, where he was responsible for a variety of tasks, including academic development, community service and Life Skills. In addition to helping the Wildcats to consecutive 25-win seasons, a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and the 2018-19 Big 12 regular-season title, he helped continue head coach Bruce Weber’s perfect graduation rate while mentoring six Academic All-Big 12 selections, including standout players Barry Brown, Jr. (2018) and Xavier Sneed (2018, 2019).
Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant to Head CoachRead More
Bailey Bachamp is in her eighth year as an administrative assistant, including her third as recruiting coordinator and assistant to the head coach, for the K-State men's basketball program in 2019-20.
Hired July 2012, Bachamp is responsible for a number of administrative duties, including coordinating coaches' travel, organizing the men’s basketball office, maintaining coaches' calendars and monitoring the budget. She also handles the personal schedule of head coach Bruce Weber. In addition, Bachamp is responsible for all aspects of the annual men’s basketball banquet each April.
Bachamp joined the basketball staff after spending four months as an inside spirit sales representative at GTM Sportswear. She has athletics experience as an undergraduate, serving four years as a student assistant in the football office, where she assisted in the recruiting process. She also spent a summer as a cheerleading marketing intern with the Kansas City Chiefs.
A native of Manhattan, Kansas, and graduate of Manhattan High, she earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kansas State in 2011. Formerly Bailey Borck, she is married to former Wildcat wide receiver Cole Bachamp.
Director of Men's Basketball OperationsRead More
Drew Speraw, who spent the 2012-13 season as the program’s video coordinator, is in his eighth season at Kansas State as the director of operations for Bruce Weber in 2019-20. He was promoted to his current post on August 16, 2013.
Speraw has played an impactful role in one of the best stretches in K-State history, which includes 150 wins, two Big 12 regular-season championships (2013 and 2019) and five NCAA Tournament appearances (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019) in the past seven seasons in his two roles, first as video coordinator (2012-13) and secondly as the director of operations (2013-present). The Wildcats’ two conference titles are the second-most by a Big 12 school in that span with the 2012-13 championship the first-ever in the Big 12 era and the first conference title by the school in more than 36 seasons.
As video coordinator in 2012-13, Speraw helped K-State to one of its best seasons in school history, as the Wildcats registered a 27-8 overall record and 14-4 mark in league play en route to their first-ever Big 12 Championship and a fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA?Tournament. The 27 wins were the second-most in school history, while the 14 in league play tied the school record held by the 1958-59 team. It was the 20th conference championship in school history and the first since the 1976-77 season.
IFBC SPORTS MEDICINE COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINERRead More
Luke Sauber begins his eighth year as an assistant athletic trainer at Kansas State, including his sixth as the primary trainer for the men’s basketball team, in 2019-20. He joined the men’s basketball support staff in June 2014 after spending two seasons as the athletic trainer for the women’s basketball team.
The Salina, Kansas, native returned to his alma mater in 2012 after a four-year stint (2008-12) as an assistant athletic trainer at Abilene Christian, where he worked with the football, men’s basketball, golf and men’s and women’s tennis programs.
Prior to his tenure at Abilene Christian, Sauber completed a year-long internship with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in 2007-08.
Sauber earned a dual Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training and Kinesiology from Kansas State in 2005. He received his Master’s in College Student Personal/Intercollegiate Athletics in 2007.
As a student athletic trainer (2001-05) and graduate assistant (2005-07) at K-State, he worked with a variety of sports, including football, men’s basketball, baseball and men’s and women’s track and field.
Sauber is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and is certified to provide CPR/First Aid/AED use by the American Red Cross.
Sauber married former Wildcat women’s basketball All-American Kimberly Dietz in June 2013. The couple have a son, Emmit, and a daughter, Pearl.
Assistant Strength & Conditioning CoachRead More
Ben O’Donnell is in his fourth season as the strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas State men’s basketball team in 2019-20.
In his first three seasons at K-State, O’Donnell has helped build the foundation for a Wildcat program that has won 71 games and advanced to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. His strength and conditioning program has been a key component for a Wildcat team that has posted consecutive 25-win campaigns for the first time in school history, which includes an Elite Eight appearance for the first time in eight seasons in 2017-18 and a second Big 12 regular-season title in 2018-19.
A former point guard at Florida State and UCF, O’Donnell came to K-State in June 2016 after spending five seasons at his alma mater in Orlando, where he coordinated the strength and conditioning program for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women soccer, women’s tennis and men’s golf. Overall, he spent six years at UCF, starting as an intern (2010-11) then as a graduate assistant (2011-13) before becoming a full-time staff member in 2013.
O’Donnell played one season at Florida State (2007-08) for head coach Leonard Hamilton before transferring to UCF in 2008, where he played alongside current K-State director of basketball operations Drew Speraw for one season (2009-10), under Drew’s father, Kirk.
GRADUATE STUDENT MANAGERRead More
Former lettermen Mason Schoen enters his first season as a graduate student manager at Kansas State in 2019-20. His primary duties are to assist in the initial breakdown of game video, aid in gathering scouting information as well as coordinating film exchange.
Schoen, who was a walk-on for four years (2014-18), returns to his alma mater after spending the past season (2018-19) as a graduate assistant at Clemson. He helped the Tigers post a 20-14 overall record, including a 9-9 mark in the rugged Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and advance to the second round of the Postseason NIT.
A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Schoen played a significant leadership role as a four-year walk-on, guiding the Wildcats to consecutive 20-win seasons and NCAA Tournament appearances as a junior and senior, including serving as a co-captain during the run to the Elite Eight in 2017-18. An eight-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, he was twice named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2017, 2018) while was a two-time NABC Honors Court recipient. He also participated in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in June 2016 as an undergraduate.
Schoen earned two bachelor’s degrees as an undergraduate at K-State, including a finance degree in May 2017 and a marketing degree in May 2018 while also taking classes towards a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel and Intercollegiate Athletics.
GRADUATE STUDENT MANAGERRead More
Nate Michael enters his first season as a graduate student manager at Kansas State in 2019-20. His primary duties are to assist in the initial breakdown of game video, aid in gathering scouting information as well as coordinating film exchange.
Michael just concluded a five-year playing career (2014-19) at McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois, where he finished 22nd on the Bearcats’ all-time scoring list with 1,528 points. One of the school’s best all-around shooters, he drained 226 three-pointers in his career, which ranks sixth on the program’s career chart, while he connected on 86.2 percent (344 of 399) from the free throw line, which ranks fifth all-time at the school.
As a junior in 2017-18, Michael poured in a school-record 51 points in the school’s regular-season finale at Quincy on February 24, 2018 to break the 62-year-old school mark of 47 by Rich Herrin.
As a fifth-year senior in 2018-19, Michael led the Bearcats in multiple categories, including scoring (13.8 ppg.), 3-point field goals (66), free throw percentage (91.3), to go along with averages of 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 31.3 minutes per game. He also set the single season free throw percentage record, hitting on 91.3 percent (84-of-92) from the line.
A native of St. Joseph, Illinois, Michael finished as the career leader in 3-point field goals (192) at St. Joseph-Ogden High School with 1,244 points. He was a first team All-State selection as a senior in 2013-14, averaging 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
Michael’s father, Tom, who is currently the director of athletics at Eastern Illinois, played basketball at Illinois (1991-94) before spending 12 years (2001-14) in various roles at his alma mater.
Michael earned a Master’s degree in Psychology (May 2018) and an MBA (May 2019) from McKendree College. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel and Intercollegiate Athletics.
GRADUATE STUDENT MANAGERRead More
“The school’s all-time blocks leader Jordan Henriquez-Roberts enters his first season as a graduate student manager at Kansas State in 2019-20.
His primary duties are to assist in the initial breakdown of game video, aid in gathering scouting information as well as help coordinate film exchange. He also assists with recruiting database and travel.
A native of Baldwin, New York, Henriquez-Roberts is a part of the winningest senior class in school history (101-38) and just the second class in school history to advance to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). He collected more than 500 points (589) and 500 rebounds (562) in his 126-game playing career to go with a school-record 210 blocked shots.
Henriquez-Roberts still reigns as the leader in nearly every category for blocked shots, including single season (77 in 2011-12) and career (210) records and the most by a sophomore (43), junior (77) and senior (64) in school history. He also owns the single-game marks for blocks in a conference game (7 vs. Iowa State in 2012) and an NCAA Tournament game (6 vs. Southern Miss in 2012).
As a senior in 2012-13, Henriquez-Roberts helped the Wildcats to a 27-win season and their first conference championship in 36 seasons in Weber’s first season as head coach. The 27 wins are the second-most in school history, while the 14 conference victories tie two others for the most in a league season. He averaged 5.0 points on 50.7 percent shooting to go with 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.
Upon his graduation from K-State, Henriquez-Roberts played professional in the G-League (Rio Grande Valley and Westchester) as well as internationally in pro leagues in Finland, Germany, Japan, Argentina, Panama, Uruguay, Vietnam and Mexico. Most recently, he played for Rayos de Hermosillo in the Mexican pro league CIBACOPA in 2018, averaging 14.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.
Henriquez-Roberts earned his bachelor’s degree in social science with an emphasis in Education in 2013. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel and Intercollegiate Athletics.”