Kansas State secondary coach Tom Hayes has been promoted to defensive coordinator and former Washington assistant Mike Cox will coach K-State’s linebackers, sources told CBSSports.com.
Hayes replaces former defensive coordinator Chris Cosh, who left to become defensive coordinator at South Florida.
Hayes came to Kansas State last season from Tulane. He’s coached for 30 seasons, including seven in the NFL ranks, and previously had been a defensive coordinator at Stanford, UCLA, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Cox spent the past three seasons at Washington, where he coached linebackers. He also has coached two seasons in the NFL and was on staffs at Michigan State, Louisville, Utah State and Idaho.