MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Newly named Kansas State coach Ron Prince
has hired five members of his football staff.
The appointments announced Thursday include four assistant
coaches and a director of football operations.
Mo Latimore, who also served under revered Prince predecessor
Bill Snyder, will remain on the coaching staff. The longtime coach
and Kansas State alumnus will coach the Wildcats' defensive line.
Prince has also tapped Tim McCarty, head coach at East Central
University in Ada, Okla., as assistant head coach and offensive
line coach; Tim Tibesar, defensive coordinator at the University of
North Dakota, to oversee special teams units; and Pat Washington, a
longtime wide receiver coach at the University of Tennessee, who
will fill the same position at Kansas State.
Abby Boustead assumes the football operations post and comes to
Manhattan from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The 36-year-old Prince was named Sunday to follow Snyder's
successful 17-year run at Kansas State after spending the last five
years at Virginia, including the last three years as offensive
Also Thursday, Prince announced he declined an invitation from
the University of Virginia to coach the team in the Music City Bowl
on Dec. 30.