Bruce Weber resigns as head basketball coach

Kansas State men's basketball head coach Bruce Weber answers questions at the Big 12 Basketball Tip-off at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on Oct. 20, 2021. (Archive photo by Dylan Connell | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State men’s basketball head coach Bruce Weber announced his resignation on Thursday, March 10. The announcement comes after three-straight losing seasons in the program.

Weber took over as the 24th K-State head coach in school history in March 2012 after former head coach Frank Martin’s departure. He led the Wildcat program for ten seasons, compiling a 184-147 record with an 82-98 finish in conference play.

“Coach Weber has provided selfless leadership to our basketball program and university for the last decade,” Director of Athletics Gene Taylor said in the announcement on the K-State Athletics website.

The Wildcats were crowned conference champion twice (2013, 2019) during Weber’s tenure, while the team made the NCAA tournament five times (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019), including an Elite Eight run in 2018.

Weber will finish with the third-most wins in school history.

K-State Athletics says the remainder of Weber’s contract will be “honored,” meaning he will receive his buy-out.

The search for the 25th K-State men’s basketball head coach will start immediately, and according to the release, no comments regarding the search or candidates will be made until the official announcement.