MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor has agreed to a contract extension by way of the 2029-30 season that features a wage of $925,000 and retention bonuses on the finish of every contract 12 months.
Taylor will obtain $250,000 after every of the subsequent 4 years and $500,000 on the conclusion of the next three.
Taylor was chargeable for hiring Kansas State soccer coach Chris Klieman, who’s coming off a Huge 12 championship and has the No. 23 Wildcats heading into Saturday’s sport in opposition to rival Kansas nonetheless within the hunt to defend the title. Taylor additionally employed males’s basketball coach Jerome Tang, who led the Wildcats to the Elite Eight of the NCAA event in his debut this previous season.
Kansas State has excelled in different marquee sports activities, too. Its volleyball program has overwhelmed top-10 groups Texas and BYU already this season, whereas the ladies’s basketball group is coming off an upset Thursday night time of No. 2 Iowa on the highway.
Taylor additionally has spearheaded thousands and thousands in fundraising, which has resulted in main renovations to Invoice Snyder Household Stadium, a brand new soccer follow facility, a brand new stand-alone area for volleyball and a coaching middle for the college’s Olympic sports activities applications.