Klingsick promoted to Assistant Basketball Coach at Morehead State

A familiar face will be on the sidelines again for Morehead State Men’s Basketball.

In his fourth season, Ky Klingsick is now a full time assistant coach. Head coach Jonathan Mattox retained Klingsick after working alongside him during Klingsick’s first year in 2021-22.

“Ky is someone I targeted very early on in the hiring process. I wanted someone who knows and understands Morehead State just as well or better than I do, and Ky fits that perfectly,” said Mattox. “But not only that, during the 2021-22 season working alongside Ky, I was very impressed with his work ethic and how detailed he was. No job was too big or too small. He’s a very bright young coach that has already helped me tremendously in the transition, and he’ll be a great asset for this program moving forward.”

Klingsick was promoted to Director of Operations prior to the 2023-24 season. He finished his second year as the Manager of Operations in 2022-23 handling a majority of the behind-the-scenes activities, including travel. 

He was an integral part of the program winning the 2023-24 OVC regular season and tournament titles and appearing in the NCAA Tournament. Klingsick helped mentor Riley Minix as he won the OVC Player of the Year honor.

Klingsick was also instrumental in helping the program win the 2022-23 OVC regular-season title, the program’s first since 1983-84. The Eagles also appeared in the NIT for the first time in program history, winning a first-round game at ACC power and No. 1 seed Clemson. Mark Freeman earned OVC Player of the Year and Alex Gross was the Defensive Player of the Year. 

In 2021-22, his first season on staff, he helped the Eagles to their second straight 23-win season and a place in the OVC Tournament championship game.

During Klingsick’s time on staff so far, the Eagles have won 71 games.

Klingsick served as an assistant at Alabama-Huntsville during the 2020-21 season. Despite a shortened campaign due to the CoVID-19 pandemic, he helped the Chargers to a 15-4 record.

Klingsick was also a basketball manager at his alma mater, Oklahoma State, for four years. 


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