Klieman adds three assistants to Wildcat coaching staff

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- On Friday, Kansas State head football coach Chris Klieman announced three more names to his inaugural coaching staff in Ted Monachino, Brian Anderson and Van Malone.

Monachino will serve as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, while Anderson will oversee the running backs and Malone will tutor the cornerbacks.

"I am pleased to have Ted, Brian and Van join our staff as all three have significant experience at the Power Five level in addition to Ted's world championship as a member of the Ravens' staff," Klieman said in a KSU press release. "The nine total coaches that we have assembled to this point provide a great blend of familiarity with my philosophies as well as the K-State program, Power Five experience and background in recruiting territories that we feel are important to our continued success."

Monachino comes to Manhattan after serving the 2018 season as a senior defensive analyst at Missouri, where he played linebacker in college. Before that, he spent 12 years coaching in the NFL, most recently serving as the defensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, and helped the Baltimore Ravens earn a super bowl ring coaching the linebackers in 2012.

In his stops at Indianapolis and Baltimore, Monachino tutored some of most prolific defenders in recent NFL history in Robert Mathis and Terrell Suggs.

Monachino began his coaching career at the high school level in Missouri before working his way up the collegiate coaching tree to Arizona State. With the Sun Devils, he helped develop Suggs who set the NCAA single-season record for sacks (24) and tackles for loss (31.5) in 2002.

Anderson joins the Wildcats fresh off a stint with Illinois State in 2018 as the wide receivers coach. He previously coached the running backs at Minnesota from 2011-13 before moving to lead the wide receiver corps for the next three seasons.

He also has stops at Highland Community College (1996-97) and Coffeyville Community College (1997-2000).

Malone spent the 2018 season as a defensive quality control coach at Mississippi State, and was the defensive coordinator at SMU for three seasons before that.

He is a former NFL defensive back for the Detroit Lions and for the Texas Longhorns in college.

Malone began his college coaching career at North Dakota State in 2003, then made multiple stops including a three-year stint at Oklahoma State where he coached the safeties and cornerbacks for three seasons. One of his products was Justin Gilbert.

After Oklahoma State, Malone left for SMU and spent three seasons with the Mustangs as defensive coordinator.

According to a K-State Athletics press release, one final position remains to be filled on Klieman's coaching staff. It will be announced as it becomes official.