K-State Defensive Coaching Staff
I would like to say thank you to the families of the defensive coaching
staff for allowing these coaches to have the time and
dedication to keep the K-State football program where it is today. Thank You!
Coach Fello joined the K-State staff in February1999. He has over 20-years
of coaching experience, most of it on the
defensive side of the ball. Coach Fello will be working with Monty Beisel and Chris Johnson and their back-ups to fill the
talent that was lost when Darren Howard moved on to the NFL. Beisel and Johnson are ready for a career season, but the
back-ups have limited experience on the field. I am sure coach Fello will have them ready by the season opener against
Iowa. Coach Fellow is a graduate of Kent State and is married to Suzanne.
Coach Gush joined the K-State staff in January 1999 after a successful
stint as head coach at Garden City (Kan.)
Community College. His Broncbusters were ranked nationally in the top10 every year while he was head coach. Gush has a
good eye for talent, he had coached some former Wildcats like Ray Eagle (DT), Jeff Kelly (LB), Frank Murphy (KR) and
current Wildcat Cliff Holloman (DT). Coach Gush has about 17 years coaching experience and will have the Linebackers
ready to be just as competitive as the last several years. He and his wife, Anne, have two children - Stephanie and Jordan.
Stephanie attends Kansas State as an undergraduate.
Defensive Line / Assít Recruiting Coordinator
Coach Latimore is a former Wildcat standout who returned to Manhattan
in 1994 after spending the previous five years as
the defensive line coach at Missouri. Mo Latimore has almost 25 years coaching experience. Latimore was drafted by the
New York Jets and played for 4 years in the CFL. He was also on the K-State staff as a defensive endís coach in 1982
when K-State earned their first ever bowl bid to the Independence Bowl. He will keep that defensive line running like a
well-oiled machine. Why? Because, "Mo Knows Football".
Coach Latimore is married to the former DíAnne Mitchell and they have two children, Marion II and Mallory.
Graduate Assistant / Defense
Coach Holmes is in his first year as a graduate assistant at Kansas
State. He served as a student assistant coach from
1995-98. He will assist linebacker coach Jim Gush after assisting former assistant coach Brent Venables with the linebackers
each of the last three seasons. Itís apparent that Coach Holmes doesnít have enough excitement coaching, he finds it
necessary to jump out of perfectly good airplanes, being a member of the K-State Skydiving Club. What would Geronimo
yell if he skydived?
This will conclude the look at the coaching staff at K-State. Each and
every coach puts in very long hours every day
researching, preparing, recruiting etc.... Coach Snyder has done a wonderful job finding the right coaches for the program.
Coach Snyder can not do it alone, he needs a confident staff to rely on and he has it.
If you get to meet one of the coaches, let them know how much you appreciate
them and what they have done for the
community. Shake their hand, give them a hug,or just say thank you. They will appreciate that people notice their hard work.
64 days until the Eddie Robinson Classic on August 26, 2000 1:00 p.m.
at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. ARE YOU
Michael Bishop and the rest of the second- and third-string offense
surprised the starting defensive unit with some trickery on
one brilliantly executed play. Bishop handed the ball to running back Raymont Harris, who turned before hitting the line and
flipped the ball back to Bishop. Wide receiver Tony Gaiter and Tony Simmons were both wide open and Bishop chose to hit
Simmons for a long touchdown.
Simmons streaked down the left sideline and beat cornerback Tebucky
Jones while Gaiter came across the deep middle after
beating Ty Law. The flea-flicker worked to perfection and caught the defense totally off guard. Provided by NFL.com
Did You Know?
Willie the Wildcat
Willie, a student bedecked in a oversized Wildcat head, is Kansas Stateís
No. 1 fan. Willie Wildcats are selected yearly by a
panel appointed by the cheerleader coach. The mascot is a central part of athletic contests, but also attends functions around
the state as an ambassador. Traditionally, the identity of the student portraying Willie is kept secret. Provided by Kansas
Rivalry Humor :)
Did you hear about the big power outage at the University of Kansas
student union? Forty Jayhawks were stuck on the
escalator for 3 hours. Provided by http://kstater.cjb.net/
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