K-State Athletics - Name in Likeness (NIL)
Feb 16, 2023
Gene Taylor, K-State Athletic Director
K-State Athletics - Name in Likeness (NIL)

Gene Taylor who in June 2020 was named the eighth-best Athletic Director among FBS programs by Stadium, was named the Director of Athletics at K-State in April 2017. During his tenure K-State has seen the football program qualify for four bowls and this year’s Dr. Pepper Big 12 Championship, the men’s basketball team win a Big 12 Championship, earn an Elite 8 appearance and advance to two NCAA tournaments and the women’s track and field team win back-to-back Big 12 Outdoor championships.
Additionally, Taylor and staff have fundraised and begun to implement a department-wide facility master plan that will benefit all Wildcat teams including the newly completed baseball and soccer projects in addition to Building Champions, a $105 million initiative focused on the South End Zone of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, the new Morgan Family Arena for volleyball, an Olympic training Center and the Shamrock Practice Facility for football.
Taylor, who was named to the College Football Playoff Selection Committee in August 2021, has implemented a strategic plan for the department which places an emphasis on the student-athlete experience, while his leadership in navigating the COVID-19 crisis, in addition to enhancing the department’s already-strong diversity and inclusion program, has been well documented.

Gene Taylor - Director of Athletics - Staff Directory - Kansas State University Athletics (kstatesports.com)