Nick Collison took Kansas to back-to-back Final Fours, and saw his jersey retired at both the college and professional levels. He was a McDonald’s All-American, collegiate All-American and first round NBA draft pick.
Katie McClure was born to score goals. Her knack for finding the back of the net was on display plenty during a record-setting Kansas career and now has earned her a chance to chase her professional dreams as well.
Danny Manning is considered by many to be the greatest Jayhawk of them all. His case for that distinction is very convincing. He was a two-time All-American, a Wooden Award winner, a National Champion, and is the program’s all-time leading scorer.
He’s the dean of Big 12 baseball coaches and the most successful coach in Kansas program history. And Ritch Price is just as fired up about Jayhawk Baseball as he was when he took the job in the summer of 2002.
DJ Eliot didn’t plan on being a coach. For a guy with his reputation and who’s learned from some the best in the business, that’s pretty eye-opening. So how did an injury lead to him beginning his coaching career?
He’s regarded as one of the brightest up-and-coming offensive minds in football. And though Brent Dearmon’s rise to offensive coordinator at Kansas happened faster than even he could have imagined, it’s a dream he’s been preparing for his entire life.
When Les Miles added Josh Eargle as an offensive assistant, the Jayhawk family didn’t just add a young, up-and-coming coach to its staff. It added a family that’s been through more than most can imagine, and one that brings hope and inspiration with them wherever they go.