K-State baseball coach Brad Hill to step down at the end of the season

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Kansas State baseball coach Brad Hill, the program's all-time winningest coach, will step down at the end of the 2018 season, K-State Athletics Director Gene Taylor announced on Tuesday.

“With the best interest of the program in mind, I have decided to step aside after 15 seasons,” Hill said in a release. “It’s come time for the program to move in a new direction and regain the energy it once had, and with the new facility on the horizon, now is the perfect time. My family and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a special place and we now look forward to the next chapter in our lives.”

“Coach Hill has provided an unwavering commitment to our baseball program for 15 years and advanced it to an unprecedented level with our first-ever conference championship and multiple NCAA Regional appearances,” Taylor said in a release. “He has given so much to K-State, building our program to a championship level in a first-class manner with the utmost integrity. I admire and appreciate all he and his family have done for K-State and wish them nothing but the best. We look forward to honoring him the remainder of the season and finishing strong starting this weekend against the Jayhawks.”

K-State is 18-29 this year.

HILL’S CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• K-State’s all-time winningest head coach (463-389-3)
• Two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year (2009, 2013)
• Two-time ABCA Midwest Coach of the Year (2009, 2013)
• Led K-State to its first Big 12 championship in 2013
• Four NCAA Regional berths and first-ever Super Regional appearance
• 2003 NCAA Division II National Championship
• 2003 NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year
• 58 MLB Draft picks (46 at K-State)
• 18 All-Americans, 55 All-Big 12 selections, 84 Academic All-Big 12 honorees, eight Freshman All-Americans, three Academic All-Americans and three Big 12 players or pitchers of the year.