KSU Football

Assistant Coaches

Tom Hayes (Iowa, '71) Defensive Coordinator/Secondary thayes@ksu.edu

This 31-year coaching veteran joined the Wildcat staff in January of 2011 and was promoted to defensive coordinator in February of 2012. He has extensive Big 8 and Big 12 coaching ties in addition to having spent seven years coaching in the NFL. Hayes spent the 2010 season on Bob Toledoís staff at Tulane where he coached the defensive secondary. Served on the New Orleans Saints staff as a defensive backs coach in 2006 and 2007. During his career, Hayes has served as defensive coordinator at Stanford, UCLA, Oklahoma and Kansas and also coached the defensive backs for the Washington Redskins for five years. Began his coaching career with five years at the high school level before moving to Coe College for one year and then becoming the secondary coach at his alma mater, Iowa, in 1977.

Personal: Born in Keokuk, Iowa, he and his wife Cindy have three children, Andy, Lindsay, and Sarah. A three-year letter-winner as a defensive back for the Hawkeyes from 1967-71, Hayes earned a degree in Finance/Insurance in 1971.

Marion L. (Mo) Latimore (Kansas State '76) Interior Defensive Line mlatimor@ksu.edu

In the fall of 2014 Latimore will begin the 21st year of his second Wildcat coaching stint, after ten years on the K-State staff in the '70s and '80s. Between these stretches at K-State he was the defensive line coach at UTEP from '84-'89 and then left UTEP with former Wildcat Bob Stull in 1989 to join Stull's staff at Missouri for four years.

Personal: Born July 29, 1949, in Byron, Georgia ... married to the former D'Anne Mitchell ... the couple has two children, Marion II and Mallory. Earned his bachelor's degree in physical education. Was a two-year starter for the Wildcats ('70, '71) at offensive guard, earning third-team All-America and first-team All-Big Eight honors in '71 and playing in the '71 Senior Bowl and North-South Bowl ... played four years in the CFL after being a seventh-round pick of the New York Jets.

Mike Cox (Idaho, '89) Linebackers mikedcox@ksu.edu

Hired in February 2012. Spent the 2009-2011 seasons as the Washington Huskies' linebackers coach. Prior to joining the Huskies, Cox worked two seasons (2007-08) for the St. Louis Rams, coaching the secondary and linebackers.

Personal: A native of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Cox earned a bachelor's degree in general studies from Idaho in 1989. He and his wife, Jill, have three children, Zac, Jake and Addison. Cox earned four letters as a linebacker at Idaho from 1983-86, starting for three seasons. He played for head coaches Dennis Erickson and Keith Gilbertson. He still ranks among the Vandals' all-time leaders with 252 career tackles.

Blake Seiler (Kansas State '06) Defensive Ends (bseiler@ksu.edu)

Promoted to full-time assistant in January 2013 after serving for three years as a defensive graduate assistant. Prior to his term as a defensive graduate assistant, Seiler served as an office assistant.

Seiler is a former walk-on who transfered to K-State from Oklahoma State where he was a member of the Cowboy wrestling squad. The Goddard, Kan., product earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors during his final three years in Manhattan while becoming one of the biggest contributors on defense. In 2005 he was honored with the program's Nancy Bennett Award, representing fight, spirit and a positive nature. As a senior in 2006, Seiler made 21 tackles, including a career-best four sacks. He registered at least one tackle in 11-of-13 games and had multiple stops six times as he helped the Wildcats earn a trip to the 2006 Texas Bowl.

Personal: Seiler graduated from Kansas State in 2006 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He also holds a master's degree from Wichita State.

Dana Dimel (Kansas State, '86) Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs/Tight Ends ddimel@ksu.edu

Came back to Manhattan in February 2009 for his third Bill Snyder coaching assignment. Was a Kansas State assistant from 1989-96 mostly coaching the offensive line but also serving as offensive coordinator from 1995-96 before becoming the head coach of the Wyoming Cowboys (1997-99) and then the Houston Cougars (2000-02). Returned to Manhattan as a graduate assistant in 2005 before joining Mike Stoops' Arizona Wildcat staff for three years as an assistant in charge of tight ends and running backs and finally as an associate head coach.

Personal: A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dimel and his wife, Julie, have a son and a daugher. Dimel played for K-State from 1983-86, lettering at tackle in 1985 and '86.

Del Miller (Central College in Pella, Iowa '72) Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks dmiller@ksu.edu

Miller, a 42-year coaching veteran, first worked with Snyder at Iowa. The 2014 season will be the sixth year of his second stint at Kansas State where he will have coached for 18 years. Previous to this second stint he served from 2006-08 as the offensive coordinator at San Diego State.

Miller began his coaching career at the high school level in 1972 when he became head coach at Plainfield High School in Plainfield, Iowa. In 1975, he left to become the defensive coordinator at Eagle Grove High School in Eagle Grove, Iowa. He then served as head coach at Eagle Grove from 1977-78.

With the opportunity to run his own program, Miller left Kansas State in 1995 to take over as head coach at Southwest Missouri State. He guided the Bears to a 21-23 record in four seasons, including their first winning mark in three years in 1996 at 7-4.

Personal: A native of Marengo, Iowa, Del is married to the former Jan Schafbuch. The couple has three sons, Todd, Tad and Troy (deceased). Bachelorís degree in physical education in 1972 and masterís degree in physical education in 1976.

Charlie Dickey (Arizona, '87) Offensive Line (cdickey@k-state.edu)

Came to K-State in 2009 after serving four years as the offensive line coach at Utah University. Dickey coached in the Pac-10 for 13 years before heading to Utah, spending 12 years at his alma mater, Arizona, and one season at Washington. At Arizona, he coached the offensive line from 1992-2002 and the tight ends in 2003. In 2004, Dickey went to Washington as the Huskies' offensive line coach. He began his coaching career after playing one season for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 1987 NFL strike. In 1988, he worked at Arizona as a graduate assistant coach before tutoring the offensive line at Scottsdale Community College in 1989 and at Northern Arizona from 1990-91.

Personal: Dickey is married to the former Lisa Bradshaw, a native of Jetmore, Kansas, and a member of the Arizona women's basketball team from 1983-85. The couple has five children. Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Arizona University in 1987. As a player he started at offensive guard at Arizona from 1983-84 - compiling a streak of 1,230 consecutive offensive plays (including all 840 offensive plays of the 1983 season). He was named second-team all-Pac-10 in 1984 and was Arizona's Offensive Most Valuable Player. Before going to Arizona, he completed an all-conference junior college career at Scottsdale Community College.

Andre Coleman (Kansas State, '11) Wide Receivers

Became an assistant at his alma mater in February of 2013. Prior to his return he served three seasons as an assistant coach for ex-Wildcat Eric Wolford at Youngstown State. His tight ends in 2010 helped YSUís offense set a then-school record 412 offensive yards per game. He coached record-setting wide receivers the next two years.

Personal: A 1993 All-America and All-Big Eight performer for the Wildcats, Andre accumulated 3,443 all-purpose yards, including 1,556 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns on 95 receptions and 1,458 kickoff-return yards on 60 returns in his four years. He still sits in K-Stateís top 10 in 13 offensive or return categories, including top marks in both single-game all-purpose yards per play (27.0 vs. Missouri in 1993) and career all-purpose yards per play (18.2), and a second-place ranking in both career kickoff-return attempt and yards.

Drafted in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft by San Diego he had a five-year professional career playing for the Chargers, Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers. A two-time Pro Bowler and 1994 NFL All-Rookie squad honoree, Coleman helped the Chargers win the 1994 AFC Championship and earn a trip to Super Bowl XXIX in which he established eight Super Bowl records at the time, including a then-record 98-yard kickoff return touchdown.

This Hermitage, Pa., product returned to Manhattan in the summer of 2011 to complete his degree in social sciences. He and his wife, Brandi, have two daughters, Kyla and Shyla.

Sean Snyder (Kansas State '94) Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator (ssnyder@k-state.edu)

2014 will mark his 20th year as a member of the Kansas State staff. This will be his fourth year with full-time coaching duties.

Sean received his start as a part-time assistant coach with the Wildcats in 1994 and served in that capacity until 1996, when he began focusing his efforts on the administrative side of the program as the Director of Football Operations. In 1999 he was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations and Associate Athletics Director in 2001.

Personal: The son of legendary K-State head coach Bill Snyder, Sean Snyder earned his bachelorís degree from K-State in money and banking in 1994. He is married to the former Wanda Boyett, the couple has three children and one grandchild. A member of Kansas Stateís inaugural Ring of Honor Class in 2002, Snyder was one of the programís most prolific punters during his playing days at K-State from 1991-92. Following his collegiate career, Snyder signed a free agent contract with the Phoenix Cardinals in 1993 and the following year with the San Diego Chargers.


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