Head CoachRead More
One of the winningest active Division I coaches with over 400 career wins and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances to his credit, Bruce Weber begins his sixth season at Kansas State in 2017-18 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 three times during his tenure, including a record-setting inaugural campaign in 2012-13 in which he helped the school to its first conference championship in 36 seasons. He captured his 100th career win at K-State in the 95-88 victory over Wake Forest in the NCAA First Four in March, becoming the fifth head coach in school history to eclipse 100 career wins. He is also the fifth coach to take the school to at least three NCAA Tournament in a tenure.
In addition to reaching the century mark at K-State, Weber also earned his 400th career victory during the 2016-17 season in the Wildcats’ 74-55 win over Prairie View A&M on Dec. 6, 2016. He became the 131st Division I head coach to accomplish the feat, including the 51st active coach. He is the fourth current Big 12 head coach to win 400 games in a career, joining Bob Huggins, Bill Self and Lon Kruger.
Associate Head CoachRead More
Former Southern Illinois coach Chris Lowery is in his sixth 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.
A veteran coach with more than 20 years of college coaching experience, Lowery has played an instrumental role in helping K-State post NCAA?Tournament appearances and 20-win seasons in three of the past five seasons. The 100 wins are the second-most by a coaching staff in their first five seasons in school history, while Weber is just the fourth head coach in school history to guide teams to the NCAA Tournament three times in a 5-year span. Lowery helped the Wildcats capture their first-ever Big 12 regular-season championship in 2012-13, which included the second-most wins (27) and tie for the most conference wins (14) in school history.
Lowery has tutored 11 players named to All-Big 12 teams the past five seasons, including first team selection Rodney McGruder, second team picks Marcus Foster and Angel Rodriguez, third team honoree Wesley Iwundu (twice) and honorable mention selection D.J. Johnson. In addition, he has helped mentor a pair of Big 12 All-Defensive Team members in Rodriguez (2013) and Iwundu (2016) as well as three players selected to the league’s All-Newcomer Team, including freshmen Barry Brown and Dean Wade, who became the first Wildcat duo to be honored on all-rookie squad in 2015-16.
Assistant CoachRead More
A former point guard at Illinois, Chester Frazier is in his sixth season at Kansas State in 2017-18 as an assistant coach to Bruce Weber.
Frazier has played a role in one of the best stretches in school history, which includes 100 wins and NCAA Tournament appearances in three of the last five seasons. The 100 wins are the second-most by a coaching staff in their five seasons in school history, Weber is just the fourth head coach in school history to guide teams to the NCAA Tournament three times in a 5-year span. Frazier also helped K-State capture its first-ever Big 12 regular-season title in 2012-13, which included the second-most wins (27) and a tie for the most conference victories (14) in school history.
Working primarily with the guards, Frazier helped K-State improve in nine offensive categories for the third consecutive season in 2016-17, which included the fifth-highest point total (2,523) in school history and the sixth-highest scoring average (72.1 ppg.) in the last 25 seasons. The team’s 46.1 field goal percentage ranks as the sixth-highest in the shot clock era, including the highest since the start of Big 12 play. The squad also made dramatic improvements from the 3-point line, posting Top 5 single-season marks for 3-point field goals made (247; 2nd), 3-point field goals attempted (683; 3rd) and 3-point field goal percentage (36.2; t-9th). Four starters averaged in double figures for the first time since 1980-81.
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 second season as an assistant coach at Kansas State in 2017-18.
In his first year back at K-State after a three-year stint at Missouri State (2013-16), Korn helped the Wildcats make a return to the NCAA Tournament, where they knocked off Wake Forest in the NCAA First Four before losing to No. 18 Cincinnati in the NCAA South Region First Round. The team posted 21 wins in 2016-17, which included eight over teams that advanced to the postseason.
Working primarily with the post players, Korn helped direct a K-State offense that improved in nine offensive categories for the third consecutive season in 2016-17. The Wildcats scored 2,523 points, which was the fifth-highest point total in school history and the highest since 2009-10, while the 72.1 points per game was the sixth-highest in the last 25 seasons. The team’s 46.1 field goal percentage ranked as the sixth-best in the shot clock era, including the highest since the start of Big 12 play.
Director of Men's Basketball OperationsRead More
Drew Speraw (pronounced SPEAR-awe) is in his sixth season at Kansas State in 2017-18 as the director of operations for Bruce Weber.
Speraw has played an impactful role in helping K-State to 100 wins and NCAA?Tournament appearances three of the last five seasons in his roles, first as video coordinator and secondly as the director of operations. The 100 wins are the second-most by a coaching staff in their first five seasons in school history, while Weber is just the four head coaches in school history to guide teams to the NCAA Tournament three times in a 5-year span.
As the program’s 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.
Director of Men's Basketball Video ServicesRead More
Michael Furlong enters his second season as a graduate student manager at Kansas State. 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 Livonia, Michigan, Furlong recently concluded his playing career at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, where he lettered four years for head coach John Tharp. He helped the Chargers to a 72-38 record during his career, including a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) regular-season title in 2011-12. He served as a team captain as a senior in 2014-15, while he was “Teammate of the Year” in both 2014 and 2015.
Furlong earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing management from Hillsdale in June 2015. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in Academic Advising.
Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant to Head CoachRead More
Bailey Bachamp is in her sixth year as an administrative assistant for the K-State men's basketball program in 2017-18.
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.
Director of Student-Athlete DevelopmentRead More
The newest member of the coaching staff, Jermaine Henderson is in his first season as the director of student-athlete development after serving as a Division I assistant coach for the past 20 years at Miami (Ohio), Missouri State and Cleveland State.
In his position as the director of student-athlete development, Henderson is responsible for a variety of areas, including basketball-related matters, handling special projects for the staff and assisting with community service projects and the Life Skills program. He is also involved in the student-athlete’s academic development and counseling each in career planning and goal setting.
Henderson assumes an off-the-court role at K-State after a 20-year stint as an assistant coach, most recently at Cleveland State (2015-17) under head coach Gary Waters, who retired following the 2016-17 season. Prior to his stint at 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.
Assistant Strength & Conditioning CoachRead More
Assistant Athletic Trainer, Men's BasketballRead More
Graduate Assistant, Men's BasketballRead More
Former Wildcat Shane Southwell enters his first season as a graduate student manager at Kanas State. 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 four-year standout at K-State from 2010-14, Southwell helped the Wildcats advance to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments and capture the school’s first-ever Big 12 Championship in 2012-13. He finished his career with 92 wins, which ties him for ninth all-time in school history. He is part of just three classes to advance to four NCAA Tournaments in a career.
A 2013 honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, Southwell started 26 of 33 for the Big 12 champions, averaging 8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game as a junior. He ranked among the team’s Top 5 in a number of categories, including first in 3-point field goal percentage, second in assists and blocked shots and third in scoring, 3-point field goals and steals. The Harlem, New York native finished his career ranking in the Top 10 in three categories in school history and currently ranks 10th in both games played (126) and assists (271).
Graduate Assistant, Men's BasketballRead More
Ryan Strohm enters his first season as a graduate student manager at Kansas State. 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.
Strohm joins the staff after spending the past year as a skills trainer for Pure Sweat Basketball, which trains basketball players of all levels to improve their skills.
A native of St. Louis, Strohm was a Division III baseball player, first at Westminster College (2012-14) in Fulton, Missouri, before concluding his career at Greenville College (2014-16) in Greenville, Illinois. A left-handed pitcher, he helped Greenville Panthers capture the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Tournament Championship and a trip to the Division III Central Regional in Waverly, Iowa as a junior in 2015. In his career, he posted a 10-7 record in 24 appearances from the mound with a 3.91 ERA, 102 strikeouts and three complete games.