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Head Coach Bill Snyder

Bill Snyder

Came out of retirement in November of 2008 to halt the downward spiral of the program he had built.

Snyder's first tenure at K-State began on November 30, 1988. Over 22 seasons he has posted a record of 179-90-1, including a 95-60-1 mark in Big Eight/Twelve games. His 179 victories made him the school's all-time leader in coaching victories, Mike Ahearn's 39 wins rank second.

Bill Snyder was born on October 7, 1939, in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He earned a B.A. from William Jewell in 1963 and a M.A. from Eastern New Mexico in 1965. He was a three-year defensive back letterwinner at William Jewell. Snyder and his wife, Sharon, have two sons (Sean and Ross) and three daughters (Shannon, Meredith and Whitney). They also have eight grandchildren, Sydney, Katherine, Tate, Matthew, Alexis, Gavin, Kadin and Tylin, and one great-grandson, D.J.


PRIOR COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1979-88 Offensive Coordinator, Iowa
  • 1976-78 Assistant Coach, North Texas
  • 1974-75 Offensive Coordinator, Austin (Texas) College
  • 1969-73 Head Coach, Foothill, Santa Ana, California HS
  • 1967-68 Head Coach, Indio HS
  • 1966 Graduate Assistant, Southern California University
  • 1964-65 Assistant Coach, Indio, California HS
  • 1962 Assistant Coach, Gallatin, Missouri HS

    K-STATE COACHING RECORD

  • 1989 1-10-0
  • 1990 5-6-0
  • 1991 7-4-0
  • 1992 5-6-0
  • 1993 9-2-1 - Copper Bowl (W)
  • 1994 9-3-0 - Aloha Bowl (L)
  • 1995 10-2-0 - Holiday Bowl (W)
  • 1996 9-3-0 - Cotton Bowl (L)
  • 1997 11-1-0 - Fiesta Bowl (W)
  • 1998 11-2-0 - Alamo Bowl (L)
  • 1999 11-1-0 - Holiday Bowl (W)
  • 2000 11-3-0 - Cotton Bowl (W)
  • 2001 6-6-0 - Insight Bowl (L)
  • 2002 11-2-0 - Holiday Bowl (W)
  • 2003 11-4-0 - Fiesta Bowl (L)
  • 2004 4-7-0
  • 2005 5-6-0
  • 2009 6-6
  • 2010 7-6 - Pinstripe Bowl (L)
  • 2011 10-3 - Cotton Bowl (L)
  • 2012 11-2 - Fiesta Bowl (L)
  • 2013 8-5 - Wild Wings Bowl (W)

    COACHING HONORS

    * 2012 AP and Big 12 Coaches Big 12 Coach of the Year
    * 2012 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year
    * 2011 AP and Big 12 Coaches Big 12 Coach of the Year
    * 2011 Woody Hayes National Coach of the Year
    * 2011 Sporting News, Rivals, CBSSports National Coach of the Year
    * 2003 ESPN.com Big 12 Coach of the Year
    * 2003 Fort Worth Star-Telegram Big 12 Coach of the Year
    * 1998-2002 Two-Time Big 12 Coach of the Year
    * 1998 Associated Press National Coach of the Year
    * 1998 Walter Camp National Coach of the Year
    * 1998 Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year
    * 1998 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year
    * 1994 CNN National Coach of the Year
    * 1991 ESPN's National Coach of the Year
    * Three-time Big Eight Coach of the Year (1990, '91, '93)
    * Four-time Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year finalist
    * Finalist for ESPN's Coach of the Decade for the 1990's


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