Former Southern Illinois coach Chris Lowery has been named to Bruce Weber’s new Kansas State basketball staff.
Lowery, who was fired last month after eight seasons at Southern Illinois (145-116), has not been given a specific title or duties, the school said. Lowery will make $210,000 in his first year.
Lowery, 39, will be on Weber’s staff for a third time. He was Weber’s assistant at SIU from 2001-03, then followed to Illinois for one year before becoming SIU’s coach in 2004.
He is an outstanding recruiter with great ties to the Midwest and will be a huge asset in helping us to establish a great recruiting base,” Weber said in a statement. “He also has the added experience of being a head coach for eight years at SIU, which is only going to help me on the bench.”
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Lowery is the first person to be named to Weber’s staff after Weber was introduced as K-State coach on Saturday.