Brad Hill stepping down after 15 seasons


Kansas State baseball head coach Brad Hill will be stepping down at the end of the season, the school announced on Tuesday.

Hill earned a five-year extension on his contract after the 2013 season where they nearly booked a ticket to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series. That contract will expire after this year, and the school will not seek an extension.

Hill is the winningest coach in program history, but recently his team has been in a tailspin. The Wildcats have finished better than eighth in the nine-team Big 12 just once since winning the conference championship in 2013.

Hill’s all-time winning percentage at K-State is .552, a total that spans over 15 years at the helm.

That 2013 team was the only out-right championship of the 2012-12 school year that saw a Big 12 Championship in football, men’s basketball and baseball.

The Wildcats are currently 18-29 and 3-18 in conference play. They have recorded seven losses by more than 10 runs this season, including losing 21-4 and 26-6 to Texas Tech and losing 18-0 to Baylor.

The Wildcats will resume play Friday, when in-state rival Kansas comes to Manhattan for a three-game series.