Wildcats add new Coach to the Staff

Kansas State added experience to the Coaching staff with the annoucement that the former Head Coach of Houston, Dana Dimel will join the Cats as a graduate assistant.

Kansas State has added experience to its football coaching staff with the addition of Dana Dimel as a graduate assistant. Dimel played for K-State in 1985 and 1986, and later served as an assistant from 1989 through 1996 on Bill Snyder's initial staff.

Dimel then became the youngest head coach in NCAA Division I football when he accepted the head coaching position at the University of Wyoming in 1997 at the age of 35. In three seasons, Dimel's Cowboys went 23-12. In 2000 through 2002, Dimel coached the University of Houston to an 8-26 record. For the last two seasons, he has been out of coaching.

It's the second time that a former assistant to Snyder has entered the head coaching world and come back as a graduate assistant. Del Miller left K-State in 1995 to become the head coach at Southwest Missouri State, but returned as a graduate assistant at K-State in 1999.

After a one-year stint at Oklahoma State as offensive coordinator, Miller returned as assistant director of football operations in 2001 before returning to the field as a full-time assistant in 2002.

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