Marco Borne's life took a dramatic turn after a near-fatal car accident in 1998. Despite losing his right leg, Borne's resilience propelled him to a noteworthy career in coaching. Now an assistant coach and chief of staff for K-State's men's basketball team, Borne emphasizes his gratitude and determination to uplift players and ensure program success. His journey serves as a testament to overcoming adversity and maintaining a positive outlook.

By the Numbers
  • 21 years of coaching experience
  • 14 years as a head coach
  • 100% college graduation rate among players he coached
State of Play
  • Assistant coach and chief of staff at K-State since 2022
  • Helped Alcorn State win its first conference championship in 20 years
What's Next

Borne aims to continue supporting the K-State program's success, focusing on academics, compliance, and recruiting. His proactive efforts seek to lighten the burden on head coach Jerome Tang, ensuring the team operates smoothly.

Bottom Line

Borne's story is not just one of survival but of thriving against all odds. His commitment to discipline, dedication, and determination has had a lasting positive impact on the players he coaches and the teams he supports.