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Kansas State targets North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Last Sunday, Bill Snyder retired from coaching. And with their first target, North Texas Mean Green head coach Seth Littrell out of the mix, the Kansas State Wildcats have turned their attention to a prominent FCS head coach.

The Wildcats are now focusing their attention on North Dakota State Bison head coach Chris Klieman, according to FootballScoop. Since the 2014 season, he’s gone 66-6 in five seasons.

North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman attends the 2016 NFL Draft
Chris Klieman attends the 2016 NFL Draft (Getty Images)

He’s also guided the Bison to three FCS National Championships. The Bison host the Colgate Raiders in the Quarterfinals this weekend.

The team has won five straight Missouri Valley Football Conference Championships since he took over.

Before being named the Bison head coach, he served two seasons as the Bison Defensive Coordinator in 2012 and 2013. He also spent the 2011 season as the Bison Defensive Backs Coach.

He was the Northern Iowa Panthers Defensive Backs Coach from 2006 through 2010. He also spent one season as the Loras Duhawks head coach and guided the team to a 3-7 record.

The 51-year-old Waterloo, Iowa native spent the 2002 through 2004 seasons as the Duhawks Defensive Coordinator. He also was the Missouri State Bears Defensive Backs Coach in 1999.

Before a year away from the game in 1998, he was the Kansas Jayhawks Defensive Backs Coach in 1997. Klieman also was the Western Illinois Leathernecks Defensive Backs Coach from 1994 through 1996.

He began his coaching career as the Panthers Defensive Backs Coach from 1991 through 1993.

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1 Comment on Kansas State targets North Dakota State’s Chris Klieman

  1. As an Bison fan I’d really like to see him stay on with NDSU. But I understand that success breeds interest in his talents.

    Not to throw cold water on him, as I really like him as a coach, but NDSU head coaches don’t have a stellar record when moving on to other head coaching jobs. https://westfargomusings.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/tradition/

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