Chester Frazier has been by Bruce Weber’s side throughout his entire tenure as Kansas State’s men’s basketball coach, helping the Wildcats recruit and develop players for the past seven years.
But Frazier now appears ready for a change.
The talented assistant coach is leaving Manhattan for a job on Mike Young’s staff at Virginia Tech, a K-State source confirmed Tuesday morning. The news was first reported by college basketball reporter Jon Rothstein.
Frazier is the first assistant to leave Weber’s K-State staff since Alvin Brooks accepted a job at Baylor three years ago. Replacing Frazier won’t be easy.
He has a long history with Weber. Frazier played for Weber at Illinois from 2005-09 and stopped playing professional basketball overseas when Weber offered him a coaching job in 2012.
Frazier played an integral role in keeping K-State’s roster intact as the Wildcats made the transition from Frank Martin to Weber and then recruited impact players Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown.
Frazier is originally from Baltimore, so moving to Virginia Tech will allow him and his family to work closer to him.
With Frazier on staff, K-State won 150 games, made the NCAA Tournament five times and shared two Big 12 championships.