Washburn Rural hires former Pittsburg State basketball coach Kevin Muff

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Washburn Rural hired Kevin Muff as their new boys basketball coach on Tuesday.

Muff had spent seven seasons as the Pittsburg State men's basketball coach before resigning in March. Muff was the 2015 MIAA Co-Coach of the year with the Gorillas.

Muff graduated from K-State and also played for the Wildcat men's basketball team. He was also the basketball coach at Wamego early in his career and he's excited to get back to Northeast Kansas and to be back in high school hoops.

"In college you had an opportunity to kind of interact with kids at one level and one level only and that was on the court and obviously some travel situations and locker room and so forth but never really in a class room setting and I kind of missed that," said Muff. "So not only the kids that I will have an opportunity to coach and seeing them in a school setting on a daily bases and then also having the opportunity to interact with other kids in different environments and maybe impact their lives as a teacher as well as a coach and so it opened up that opportunity."

Muff will join the Washburn Rural High School Social Science Department next year as well.

Washburn Rural High School Athletic and Activities Director, Penny Lane, said in a release, “We are very pleased to have a coach with Kevin’s wealth of experience and knowledge joining the Junior Blue family. We have total confidence in Coach Muff, his ability to continue the tradition of excellence at Washburn Rural, and to provide the vision and leadership for this outstanding program.”