MANHATTAN, KS. (KSNT)- Manhattan, Kansas native Nate Awbrey is staying home.

The MHS graduate used his final season of college basketball eligibility last year with K-State, after playing four seasons with Manhattan Christian College. However, even though his college playing days are over, his time with K-State is not.

The hometown kid will join K-State men’s basketball as a graduate assistant next year. Awbrey announced this news on Monday in Manhattan, at the K-State Catbackers event.

“He called me up to his office like four days after the season and just asked me what I saw in the future and I told him I felt like the Lord was leading my heart into coaching and he said ‘Well that’s great because I called you up here to ask you to be a G.A,'” Awbrey said. “Right on the spot I’m like ‘I’d love to do it. Let’s do it.’ So yeah, that’s how I came to that.”

Awbrey was a walk-on for K-State men’s basketball last season. Jerome Tang was vocal about his love for the one-year Wildcat. Now, Awbrey will impact the program in a new way.

27 News had Awbrey on as a guest on K-Nation during basketball season. Watch his full interview here.