K-State's Prince adds five names to coaching staff

Updated: December 8, 2005, 11:16 PM ET
Associated Press

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Newly named Kansas State coach Ron Prince has hired five members of his football staff.

The appointments announced Thursday include four assistant coaches and a director of football operations.

Mo Latimore, who also served under revered Prince predecessor Bill Snyder, will remain on the coaching staff. The longtime coach and Kansas State alumnus will coach the Wildcats' defensive line.

Prince has also tapped Tim McCarty, head coach at East Central University in Ada, Okla., as assistant head coach and offensive line coach; Tim Tibesar, defensive coordinator at the University of North Dakota, to oversee special teams units; and Pat Washington, a longtime wide receiver coach at the University of Tennessee, who will fill the same position at Kansas State.

Abby Boustead assumes the football operations post and comes to Manhattan from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The 36-year-old Prince was named Sunday to follow Snyder's successful 17-year run at Kansas State after spending the last five years at Virginia, including the last three years as offensive coordinator.

Also Thursday, Prince announced he declined an invitation from the University of Virginia to coach the team in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.

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