Michael Smith, who played for Bill Snyder at Kansas State, left the Wildcats last month for a job at Arkansas. As it turns out, Smith’s replacement will likely be a former Snyder player as well.
Reported last week by the Manhattan Mercury as a realistic possibility, a source confirmed to Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle that Andre Coleman has agreed to become K-State’s new wide receivers coach. Coleman would come to the Wildcats after spending the past three seasons at Youngstown State as receivers coach.
A KSU official would only confirm that an announcement on a new staff addition is expected to be made in the coming days.
Coleman played receiver at K-State in the early nineties, at the beginning of Snyder’s first run in Manhattan. He went on to a five-year career in the NFL that ended in 1998.
Following his pro playing career, his YSU bio reads, “Coleman moved to Atlanta, Ga., where he became active in residential and commercial real estate. He has also been involved in many successful business ventures and worked for New Era Sports Consultants, a company which provided representation to professional football players.”
His first coaching job at the collegiate level was with the Penguins in 2010.
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