Kansas State University

Chris Lowery named to Bruce Weber’s Kansas State basketball staff

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.”

Lowery is the first person to be named to Weber’s staff after Weber was introduced as K-State coach on Saturday.