Twice, Shane Conlon has received a vote from Pete Hughes. Once, out of respect for his on-field abilities. Once, out of confidence in his coaching capabilities.
Conlon, a standout first baseman for K-State from 2011-15, was voted by the Big 12 coaches as a unanimous First Team All-Big 12 selection twice in his Wildcat career. The first time was in 2013 when K-State won the Big 12 Conference. The second came in 2015 when Hughes was the head coach at Oklahoma.
More recently, Conlon received a job offer from Hughes, named K-State’s head baseball coach in June. Hughes wanted Conlon to stay on staff as its volunteer assistant coach, a position the former Wildcat has held since the 2016 season.
Source: Kansas State Sports