Former K-State Assistant to Lead Bethany College

After beginning his coaching career at K-State and also serving as an assistant during the early years under Coach Bill Snyder, Manny Matsakis is again a college football head coach.  Bethany College in Lindsborg named the 50-year Matsakis as the new head man of the Swede program.  He replaces Jamie Cruce, who coached Bethany for six season including a 4-7 mark this past season.  Matsakis was a graduate assistant at K-State in 1987 and 1988, and also spent the 1994 season as the Wildcats’ tight ends/special teams coach.  He went on to be the head coach at Emporia State and Texas State.