Cosh to assist Snyder at K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. | Chris Cosh, the defensive coordinator at Maryland the past three years, has been named co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Kansas State.

Cosh, a 1983 graduate of Virginia Tech, will now have served as defensive coordinator in four of the six BCS conferences. He will also be linebackers coach, a position he held under Snyder at Kansas State in 2004 and 2005.

Snyder, the winningest coach in Kansas State history, retired after the 2005 season but decided to return last month when Ron Prince was fired after three seasons.

Maryland's defense finished the season ranked 24th in scoring defense, with an average of 21.5 points per game, and 33rd in pass defense. Cosh coached All-ACC performers Alex Wujciak at linebacker and Jeremy Navarre on the defensive line.

Cosh also coached at South Carolina under Lou Holtz as linebackers coach and defensive coordinator.

Cosh has also served as the defensive coordinator at Michigan State under former Miami Dolphins and current Alabama head coach Nick Saban. Cosh's unit there was the 10th-ranked pass defense in the nation.

He also coached at Illinois, Minnesota, UNLV, Southeast Missouri St. and Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Cosh played linebacker at Virginia Tech from 1977-1981.