Kansas State reaches agreement with Klieman for extension

Second season with Wildcats after leaving NDSU

MANHATTAN, KS — Kansas State announced Monday it’s reached an agreement on a new contract with head football coach Chris Klieman. The new contract goes through the 2026 season.

According to the K-State, the new deal is worth nearly $4 million annually.

“Chris and his staff have done a phenomenal job in their short time at K-State, and we are excited that he will be here for a very long time. We had been in discussions for an extended period of time, but certainly with sensitivity surrounding the COVID pandemic, we wanted to wait and finalize this contract once we were back to playing football and had some sense of certainty about the season. Chris is a tremendous fit, someone who cares a great deal about his players, and most importantly, he and his staff are terrific football coaches and we look forward to many more years under his leadership.”


“My family and I love K-State and we are very fortunate to call Manhattan home,” Klieman said. “I appreciate Gene (Taylor) and President Myers for trusting my staff and me to lead this program, and we will continue to work as hard as we possibly can each and every day to not only win football games but also to help the young men in our program grow and be successful. We have made great progress in just under two years here, but we still have a long way to go to get where we want to be, and we are excited for the future of K-State Football.”

Klieman went 8-5 in his first season as the Wildcats’ head coach and is 2-1 this season.

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