When Brad Hill was hired in the summer of 2003 as the head baseball coach at Kansas State there weren't a lot of people around Manhattan at the time that could tell you much about the K-State baseball program.
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The game against Texas in 2005 may have been the seed, but the last three seasons at K-State have shown the steady growth of a program that is in it for the long haul. A program that had never been to a NCAA tournament in its' 114-year existence has now made a regional for the last three-consecutive years. They've had the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year in AJ Morris in 2009. Nick Martini was the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2010 after a stellar sophomore year. Coach Hill was also named the Big 12 Coach of the Year and Midwest Coach of the Year in 2009 after a school-record 43 wins and the programs' first-ever NCAA appearance. They've also had 17-All Big XII selections in the past three years.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Big 12 Baseball: The Rise of Kansas State
■ Kansas State Baseball Coach Brad Hill: "If We Can Do It At Kansas, We Can Do It At Kansas State" (kansascity.sbnation.com)