Head CoachRead More
One of the winningest active Division I coaches with nearly 400 wins and 10 NCAA Tournament appearances to his credit, Bruce Weber begins his fifth season at Kansas State in 2016-17 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 twice 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. His 79 wins are the third-most by a head coach in the first four seasons in school history, which includes 37 in the ultra-competitive Big 12 Conference. Weber and Lon Kruger are the only head coaches to guide the Wildcats to the NCAA Tournament in their first two seasons.
Playing one of the nation’s toughest schedules, which included a school-record 14 Top 25 opponents, Weber guided K-State to a winning record for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons with a 17-16 overall record in 2015-16. Among the 17 victories was the fifth over a No. 1 team in school history – No. 1 Oklahoma on Feb. 6, 2016 – to go with wins over NCAA Tournament participant Texas Tech, NIT participant Georgia, 22-win Ole Miss and CIT Champion Columbia. The youthful Wildcats, whose 10 newcomers tied for the third-most in Division I, improved in nearly every category (16 total) from the previous season, surpassing marks for scoring, field goals, 3-point field goals, free throws, points in the paint, second-chance points, rebounds, blocks and steals.
Associate Head CoachRead More
Former Southern Illinois coach Chris Lowery is in his fifth 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 two of the past four seasons. The 79 wins are the third-most by a coaching staff in their first four seasons in school history, while Weber is just the second head coach in school history to guide teams to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in his first two seasons. 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 also helped coach 10 players named to All-Big 12 teams the past four seasons, including first team selection Rodney McGruder, second team picks Marcus Foster and Angel Rodriguez and third team honoree Wesley Iwundu. 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 collegiate point guard at Illinois, Chester Frazier is in his fifth season at Kansas State as an assistant coach to Bruce Weber.
Frazier has played a role in one of the best stretches in school history, which includes 79 wins and NCAA Tournament appearances in two of the last four seasons. The 79 wins are the third-most by a coaching staff in their four seasons in school history, while Weber is just the second head coach in school history to guide the school to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. 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 has helped K-State pace the Big 12 in scoring defense two of the past four seasons, while placing second in the league in assists twice. The Wildcats also set school single-season records in both assists (557) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4) in 2012-13, while the team tallied the third-best assist-to-turnover ratio (1.25) in 2013-14. The squad’s 249 steals in 2015-16 tied for the fourth-most in school history and the most since 2009-10.
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 first season as an assistant coach at Kansas State after being hired on May 25, 2016.
Korn, who played for Weber and current Purdue head coach Matt Painter at Southern Illinois (1999-2004), returns to K-State after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Missouri State (2013-16). He spent one season on Weber’s inaugural staff in Manhattan as Director of Basketball Operations in 2012-13, helping the Wildcats to a 27-8 overall record and their first-ever Big 12 regular-season title.
Overall, he has 12 years of Division I experience, which includes time at his alma mater – Southern Illinois (2004-12).
Director of Basketball OperationsRead More
Drew Speraw (pronounced SPEAR-awe), who spent the 2012-13 season as video coordinator, is in his fourth season at Kansas State as the director of operations for Bruce Weber. He was promoted to his current post on August 16, 2013.
Speraw has played an impactful role in helping K-State to 79 wins and NCAA Tournament appearances two of the last four seasons in his roles, first as video coordinator and secondly as the director of operations.
In 2013-14, the Wildcats posted a 20-13 record, including a 10-8 mark in the ultra-competitive Big 12, and knocked off six Top 25 opponents, including Top 10 squads from Oklahoma State and Kansas. The team set the Bramlage Coliseum record for most consecutive home wins with 15 in a row and tallied a 10-game winning streak.
Director Of Student-Athlete DevelopmentRead More
Matt McCumber is in his fourth season as the director of student-athlete development at Kansas State for Bruce Weber.
A four-year student manager at Illinois (2001-05), McCumber arrived at K-State with four years of previous basketball administrative experience, including stints at Texas A&M (2005-06), Northern Illinois (2006-07) and Southern Illinois (2010-12). Prior to joining the staff in 2013, he spent a year one year working in the private sector in Dallas, Texas, as an associate sales representative for clinic therapies for Bioventus, a global medical technology company based in Durham, N.C.
In his position as the director of student-athlete development, McCumber 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.
Video CoordinatorRead More
A former manager for Bruce Weber at Illinois, Dustin Yoder is in his fifth season at Kansas State after being promoted on the staff to video coordinator on August 16, 2013. He spent the 2012-13 season as one of the program’s graduate assistants.
Yoder has been instrumental in helping K-State to 79 wins and NCAA Tournaments in two of the last four seasons, including the school’s first-ever Big 12 regular season championship in 2012-13. In his role as graduate assistant, he helped with the initial breakdown of game video, aided in scouting opponents and coordinated film exchange with then video coordinator Drew Speraw.
Yoder, 29, came to K-State in August 2012 after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. He helped the Cobras to a 19-13 record and a trip to the finals of the Region 24 Tournament. He spent three years (2008-11) as a manager for Weber at Illinois, including serving as head manager in 2010-11. He spent two years playing point guard at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Ill.
Graduate AssistantRead 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.
Graduate AssistantRead More
Aaron Proctor 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 former high school basketball coach in Texas, Proctor came to K-State in July 2015 after spending two years (2013-15) as head coach at Alvin High School in Alvin, Texas. He has also spent one season as head coach at Reagan High School (2012-13) in Houston, while he was assistant coach at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas from 2006-12.
A native of Houston, Proctor graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He played one season for head coach Jeff Oliver in 2004-05, helping the Coyotes to a 21-6 overall record, a CCAA title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He is pursuing a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel and Intercollegiate Athletics.
Administrative AssistantRead More
Bailey Bachamp is in her fifth year as an administrative assistant for the K-State men's basketball program in 2016-17.
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.