Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads has hired former Kansas coach Mark Mangino to run the Cyclone offense. Mangino was fired after 8 -years at Kansas where he Inherited a program with six consecutive losing seasons and led them to an Orange Bowl win five years later. His Jayhawk teams were 50-48 overall, played in four bowls and won three. He is the only coach in KU history to win bowls in consecutive seasons. Kansas was ranked a school-record 19 straight weeks between 2007-08, set home attendance records five years in a row and produced the top three total offenses in school history.
“I am beyond thrilled to welcome Coach Mangino to the Cyclone football family,” Rhoads said in a statement released by the school. “He has an imaginative offensive mind, an ability to play to his players’ strengths, a track record of winning and a tremendous familiarity with the Big 12 Conference. In terms of calling plays and executing a game plan, he is top shelf. He has learned from a ‘Who’s Who’ of college coaches, effectively led his own championship program and is respected throughout the coaching ranks.”
Mangino served as the assistant head coach in charge of tight ends and recruiting coordinator at Youngstown State last season.