Mike Cox won’t return to K-State football coaching staff

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State football coaching staff has its second change of the off-season with the announcement Sunday that linebackers coach Mike Cox “will not return as a member of the Wildcat coaching staff,” head coach Bill Snyder said in a news release.

“I appreciate the time I have spent at K-State coaching and mentoring so many great young men,” Cox said in the news release, “but it’s time for me to step away and focus more on my family and my children. I look forward to following the Wildcats next season and for many years to come.”

Cox joined the K-State staff in 2012 and has coached some of the Wildcats’ more productive players such as Arthur Brown, Blake Slaughter, Jonathan Truman, Charmeachealle Moore and Elijah Lee.

“We are grateful for what Mike has done for our program and young people and respect the decision he has made to spend more time with his family,” Snyder said.

The other change came when Del Miller, co-offensive coordinator and a 20-year assistant under Snyder, retired. His spot was filled by former K-State quarterback Collin Klein, who will coach the quarterbacks.

A national search for Cox’s replacement will begin immediately. The Wildcats begin spring practice March 29.



Contact Ken Corbitt at (785) 295-1123 or @KenCorbitt on Twitter.



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