One minute, Frank Martin yells at his players and they try to avoid eye contact.
The next, he is walking around Bramlage Coliseum with them and they look like the best of friends.
What makes Martin such a special basketball coach is his ability to blend these styles together. He can rant and he can scream and he can show tough love, but his team still adores him. Everyone on the K-State roster considers him a player’s coach.
How has he established such a reputation? There are several reasons. Too many to list, really. But Martin gave his players another reason to love him on the way out to Salt Lake City this week.
They got to ride first class.