K-State Announces Basketball Staffing Additions, Promotions

Head coach Bruce Weber announced the additions of Mike Furlong and Jermaine Henderson to full-time positions on his coaching staff as well as the appointments of former Wildcat Shane Southwell and Ryan Strohm as graduate assistants.

Furlong, who spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant, will serve as video coordinator, while Henderson will fill the position of director of student-athlete development after serving as an assistant coach for 20 years at Miami (Ohio) (1997-2012), Missouri State (2012-15) and Cleveland State (2015-17).

Additionally, administrative assistant Bailey Bachamp has been elevated to recruiting coordinator and assistant to the head coach.

Furlong and Henderson take the place of the departed Matt McCumber and Dustin Yoder, who left the coaching staff earlier this month. McCumber, who spent four years (2013-17) as the director of student-athlete development, was named an assistant coach at UT-Martin for head coach Anthony Stewart on August 28. Yoder, who started at K-State as a graduate assistant in 2012 before being elevated to video coordinator a year later, was selected as an assistant coach at Texas-Permian Basin for head coach Andy Newman on August 15.

“Anytime you have movement (on your staff), it’s a positive thing because it means guys are moving up in the profession,” said Weber. “I’m really excited for Matt (McCumber) and Dustin (Yoder) as they take the next steps in their careers. Both did a tremendous job for us and I look forward to seeing them grow in the profession.”

Furlong helped the Wildcats post 38 wins the past two seasons as a graduate assistant, including a 21-14 overall record and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016-17. In this role, he helped with the initial breakdown of game video, aided in scouting opponents and coordinated film exchange.

A native of Livonia, Michigan, Furlong concluded his playing career at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan in 2015, where he lettered four years for head coach John Tharp. He helped the Chargers to a 72-38 record during his career, including a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) regular-season title in 2011-12. He served as a team captain as a senior in 2014-15, while he was “Teammate of the Year” in both 2014 and 2015.

Furlong earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing management from Hillsdale in June 2015, while he received his Master’s degree in Academic Advising from Kansas State in 2017.

“Mike is a loyal and committed young coach who did a great job for us the past two seasons as a graduate assistant,” said Weber. “He made the decision last year to really emphasize the video aspects of this job, so he’s a natural fit to take on Dustin’s role as video coordinator. He has earned our staff’s confidence.”

Henderson assumes an off-the-court role at K-State after a 20-year stint as a Division I assistant coach, most recently at Cleveland State (2015-17) under head coach Gary Waters, who retired following the 2016-17 season. Prior to CSU, Henderson spent three seasons as an assistant coach under Paul Lusk at Missouri State (2012-15), where he coached alongside current Wildcat assistant coach Brad Korn.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Henderson was a mainstay in the Miami (Ohio) men’s basketball program for 19 years, including a 15-year stint as an assistant coach (1997-2012) after a standout four-year playing career (1993-97) for head coaches Herb Sendek and Charlie Coles. During his tenure as a player and coach at Miami, he was part of 10 postseason tournament teams, including four in the NCAA Tournament (1995, 1997, 1999, 2007).

As associate head coach from 2005-12, Henderson twice served as Miami’s interim head coach during brief stints in 2007-08 and 2011-12, while the late Charlie Coles dealt with health issues.

In his position as the director of student-athlete development, Henderson will be responsible for a variety of areas, including basketball-related matters, handling special projects for the staff and assisting with community service projects and the Life Skills program. He is also involved in the student-athlete’s academic development and counseling each in career planning and goal setting.

“I’m excited to add someone of Jermaine’s caliber to our program,” said Weber. “His role is one that is extremely important in today’s world; to have someone dedicated to our player’s progress outside of basketball. We have excelled in the classroom these past five years and Jermaine has the right character and values to follow in Matt’s (McCumber) footsteps in helping our players continue to find success off the court.”

Bachamp, who is entering her sixth season, is responsible for a number of administrative and operational duties for the men’s basketball program, including handling the personal schedule of Weber, coordinating all travel for the coaching staff and monitoring the budget.

“Bailey has been a tremendous asset to our program and there is no one more deserving of this promotion.”

A four-year standout from 2010-14, Southwell helped the Wildcats advance to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments and capture the school’s first-ever Big 12 Championship in 2012-13. He finished his career with 92 wins, which ties him for ninth all-time in school history. A 2013 honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, he started 26 of 33 games for the Big 12 champions, averaging 8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game as a junior. The Harlem, New York native finished his career ranking in the Top 10 in three categories in school history and currently ranks 10th in both games played (126) and assists (271).

Upon his graduation from K-State, Southwell played professionally in Mexico, Australia and Switzerland. Most recently, he played for Winterthur in the Swiss LNA earlier this year, averaging 15.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications studies in 2014.

“It’s always exciting to have a former player pursue the coaching profession,” said Weber. “Shane had a great basketball I.Q. as a player and he was ready to take the next step in his life and pursue coaching.”

Strohm joins the staff after spending the past year as a skills trainer for Pure Sweat Basketball in St. Louis, which trains basketball players of all levels to improve their skills.

A native of St. Louis, Strohm was a two-year letterman in baseball at Division III Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois for head coach Lynn Carlson. A left-handed pitcher, he helped the Panthers capture the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Tournament Championship and a trip to the Division III Central Regional in Waverly, Iowa as a junior in 2015. In his career, he posted a 10-7 record in 24 appearances from the mound with a 3.91 ERA, 102 strikeouts and three complete games. He also played baseball two seasons at Division III Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri from 2012-14.

Strohm earned his bachelor’s degree in math education from Greenville College in 2016.

“I have known Ryan and his family for several years,” said Weber. “Although he was a college baseball player, he has always been a basketball diehard and long desired to get into the coaching professional.”


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