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Klieman headlines KFBCA Clinic; first HOF class to be honored

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Seven of the state's top coaches make up inaugural KFBCA Hall of Fame class

  • Top row, left-to-right: Roger Barta, Gary Cornelsen, Marvin Diener and Ed Kriwiel. Bottom row: Dick Purdy, Chuck Smith, Tom Young and K-State coach Chris Klieman. (Photos: Barta, Diener, Smith, Young, Kansas Pregame file photos; Cornelsen, Kriwiel, KSHSAA/"Under The Lights"; Klieman courtesy K-State Athletics.)

Kansas State football head coach Chris Klieman will headline the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA) Annual Clinic for the second straight year and the association will induct their first-ever Hall of Fame Class this Friday evening in Wichita.

The clinic will go from 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31 through noon on Saturday, Feb. 1. at the Hyatt Regency on the river. Klieman is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. followed by the Hall of Fame Induction at 7. Kansas State defensive coordinator Scottie Hazleton will speak afterward.

The annual event will feature both high school and college coaches speaking on topics including program development, offensive and defensive schemes, strength and conditioning and more. 

The first class of Hall of Fame coaches includes:

Roger Barta: Smith Center

Gary Cornelsen: Liberal

Marvin Diener: Salina Central, Gardner-Edgerton

Ed Kriwiel: Kapaun (Posthumous)

Dick Purdy: Shawnee Mission West, Lawrence

Chuck Smith: Pittsburg-St. Mary's Colgan

Tom Young: Hanover, Wellington, Derby, McPherson

High school coaches Joel Applebee of Mill Valley and Bo Black of Shawnee Mission Northwest will also speak, and Friday night will close with a Legends Panel featuring Hall of Fame inductees Marvin Diener, Roger Barta, Gary Cornelsen, Tom Young and Dick Purdy.

The clinic is free to all KFBCA members and just $25 for individual non-members or $100 for entire staffs that are not members of the association.

For more information visit the clinic page of the KFBCA website here.

Find the complete clinic schedule below: