MANHATTAN, Kansas (KCRG) - Chris Klieman has helped build a dynasty at North Dakota State as a defensive coordinator and a head coach. Now he's taking on a new challenge after being introduced as the new head football coach at Kansas State on Wednesday.
Klieman has been the head coach at North Dakota State the last five seasons and has led the Bison to three FCS national titles.
"There's 110 kids back at North Dakota State that I love," Klieman said during Wednesday's press conference. "I have 24 seniors that I brought on campus either four or five years ago that I've told them how much I love them, we still have work to do and we have a journey we're still working on."
Klieman takes over for Hall of Famer Bill Snyder, who retired earlier this month after 27 seasons.