Four NDSU assistants headed to join Klieman's staff at Kansas State

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- Chris Klieman announced the addition of four new assistant coaches to his staff at Kansas State Saturday. All four are current assistants at North Dakota State.

Courtney Messingham, Conor Riley, Jason Ray, and Joe Klanderman will join Klieman in Manhattan, KS.

Messingham, the current Bison Offensive Coordinator will take over the same role for the Wildcats. In addition he will also coach tight ends.
Messingham came to Fargo in 2017 following a one-year stint at Montana State. The 29-year coaching veteran has been at the helm of the Bison offense the last two seasons, guiding NDSU to a 28-1 record in his time.

Riley will serve as the offensive line coach for Kansas State. He served in the same role at NDSU for the past six seasons.

Ray came to NDSU to be the wide receivers coach prior to the 2018 season and will depart to serve in the same role.

Klanderman has been the defensive backs coach for the Bison for the past five seasons. He will coach safeties with the Wildcats.

The coaches will join Klieman after the NCAA Division I Football Championship game January 5. NDSU takes on Eastern Washington at 11 a.m.