Mike Clement, boasting seven years of coaching experience at two Division I baseball programs and strong recruiting ties in the state of Texas, has been named Kansas State’s hitting coach, head coach Brad Hill announced today.
Clement, who spent the past three seasons on the staff at Texas A&M, replaces former associate head coach John Szefc, who was hired last month as the head coach at the University of Maryland.
Kansas State fans will have the opportunity to find the best available seats at Tointon Family Stadium on Wednesday when K-State baseball hosts "Meet Your Seat Night."
The event, which will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, will allow fans to find the best view of the field and pick out seats for the 2011 season, which starts Friday with a 3 p.m. first pitch against Western Illinois.
Head coach Brad Hill and selected players will be available to chat with fans about the 2011 season and help them pick out available seats with the best sight lines to the field.
Kansas State head baseball coach Brad Hill recently announced a restructuring of his coaching staff with the hiring of two new assistant coaches and the transitioning of long-time assistant coach Sean McCann.
Former Kansas hitting coach John Szefc has been named associate head coach and will serve as the team’s hitting coach.
Also, former Wildcat assistant Josh Reynolds has been hired as the pitching coach.
Kansas State head baseball coach Brad Hill announced Friday that assistant coach Andy Sawyers has resigned to pursue other opportunities.
"I appreciate Andy's hard work during his two years in Manhattan," Hill said.
"He had a tremendous impact on our program and we wish him well in the future."
Kansas State Athletics Director John Currie announced Friday that head baseball coach Brad Hill has agreed to a new five-year contract through the 2015 season.
The new five-year deal is retroactive to June 15, 2010, and extends to June 14, 2015.
It replaces the four-year agreement Hill signed in 2009.
Kansas State left-handed pitcher Kyle Hunter was selected by the New York Yankees with the 32nd pick of the 43rd round (No. 1315 overall) during the final day of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday afternoon.
Hunter and a trio of signees — Johnny Fasola, Levi Schlick and Blake Freeman — pushed K-State's draft class to six members this season and 17 in the last three years.
This year's class featured four newcomers, the most at Kansas State under head coach Brad Hill.
Kansas State sophomore outfielder Nick Martini headlined six Wildcats earning accolades from the Big 12 baseball coaches as the conference announced its postseason awards and All-Big 12 teams Tuesday at the 2010 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
Martini was named the league's co-Player of the Year, the first time a Wildcat had received the honor since Craig Wilson in 1992.
It was K-State's third specialty award in the past two years, after A.J. Morris was named Pitcher of the Year and Brad Hill as Coach of the Year in 2009.
Kansas State scored nine times in the sixth inning to turn a one-run lead into an eight-run victory and the Wildcats defeated Stetson 14-6 on Friday in the first game of the Bright House Invitational at Melching Field.
With the win, Kansas State improved to 7-2 overall.
The victory also marked the 200th at K-State for head coach Brad Hill, who became just the second coach in school history with at least 200 wins.
Stetson fell to 3-6 with the loss.