|Hometown:||Pleasant Hill, Mo.|
|Alma Mater:||Kansas State|
For the 2019-20 season, Kindred Orpin (formerly "Wesemann") begins her third year at Kansas City after a successful four-year playing career at Kansas State. Her primary responsibilities on Hoyt's coaching staff include recruiting and player development with UMKC's guards. Orpin will also serve as the program's liaison for camps, clinics and community service events.
“The opportunity to come back home to Kansas City and continue building my relationship with Jacie is a dream come true,” shared Orpin. “I know what it takes to turn a program around and I am very excited to help build a championship mentality within the UMKC women's basketball program.”
Orpin's senior season was perhaps her most memorable, as the Pleasant Hills, Mo., native turned in career numbers across the board. She earned first-team All-Big 12 laurels for the first time in her career after averaging a career-high 13.9 points per game (474 points) and sinking a career-high 90 3-point field goals on 256 attempts. The 90 made 3-point field goals ranks sixth in Kansas State program history for a single season and is the third-most converted by a senior.
Under the direction of the Kansas State coaching staff that included Hoyt, Orpin helped her team reach the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons, advancing to the second round each time.
Orpin put on a Kansas State jersey for the final time at the 29th Annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships in Phoenix, Arizona, as a part of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Final Four festivities in March. She won the Marines Women's 3-Point Contest before squaring off with the winner on the men's side in the Shoe Carnival Battle of the Champions to determine the overall winner. In a tiebreaker with Iowa's Peter Jok, Orpin was declared the champion to sweep the 3-point contests.
For her career at Kansas State, Orpin finished in the top-10 in multiple statistical categories, including assists (329), 3-point field goals made (264), 3-point field goals attempted (764), free throw percentage (.819) and steals (193).
Orpin graduated in May of 2017 with her bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and was a three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection. She was also named the 2016 Big 12 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll six times.
Kindred was married on April 20, 2019 to husband, Aaron.