Bill Snyder
American college football coach
Bill Snyder
Bill Snyder is the head football coach at Kansas State University. He served as head coach at the school from 1989 to 2005, and then was rehired to the position on November 24, 2008, making him one of the rare college football head coaches to have non-consecutive tenure at the same school. Snyder has won several conference and national coach of the year awards.
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When Kansas State was one game from a national title
ABC News - 2 months
The first year of the BCS proved to be among the wildest in college football history. The wildest part of it all? Kansas State, which a few years earlier had considered shuttering its football program, was just minutes away from playing in the national championship. Going into the final weekend of the 1998 season, Tennessee, UCLA and K-State were all undefeated, generating a massive controversy in the debut year of the BCS. The Wildcats were ranked No. 1 in the coaches' poll. But because of the computers, they needed help. Improbably, help came. Immediately after Darnell McDonald's 66-yard touchdown catch put K-State up 17-3 over Texas A&M in the second quarter of the Big 12 championship game, the stadium announcement came: Miami had stunned UCLA. The Wildcats were on their way to putting the cherry on the top of Bill Snyder's Manhattan Miracle. Instead, that moment set the stage for an inexplicable finish in St. Louis, which left the. ...
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Tech AD Hocutt named as new CFP chairman
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt has been announced as the new chairman of the College Football Playoff. Hocutt will replace Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long, who will step down after two years to simply become a member of the committee. “Kirby has established himself as a natural leader,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said.  “His personality, his background as a Football Bowl Subdivision student-athlete and his experience make him a perfect fit to chair the committee.  Jeff Long set a high bar for excellence and we know Kirby will also be a terrific chairman.” Hocutt, a former Kansas State football player, was director of athletics at Ohio University and Miami (Fla.) before taking the Tech job in 2011. He’s also served as chairman of the NCAA Division I Football Recruiting Subcommittee. The committee has been accused of being stodgy because of the advanced ages of several committee members. Critics can’t make that claim about Hocutt, who at 44 was the younge ...
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A cornucopia of Big 12 bowl observations
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
The Big 12 has a chance to improve its national reputation during the upcoming bowl seasons. The most recent Sagarin ratings have the conference as the nation’s strongest, slightly ahead of the Southeastern Conference. They’ll be able to prove it in seven intriguing games. According to the Sagarin ratings, should be favored in four of them — those games involving Oklahoma, Oregon, Baylor and West Virginia. Here are some initial thoughts about all of the Big 12’s seven bowl games: Oklahoma is a fashionable choice to do some damage in the College Football Playoff after the Sooners’ fast finish after losing to Texas midway through the season. They have an ideal bowl opponent in No. 1 Clemson, which humiliated them in last season’s Russell Athletic Bowl. OU coach Bob Stoops insists he’s not paying much attention to last year’s loss, but believe him at your own risk. The Sooners should be the most motivated of the four teams in the playoffs for that reason and a snub in falling from ...
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Big 12 rankings: OU solidifies hold on top spot after Bedlam beatdown
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
Here’s a look at our next-to-last rankings of the season. Oklahoma took off after a loss to Texas and never looked back.   Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1, regular season concluded) — Sooners look like the nation’s hottest team after notching their largest margin of Bedlam victory in Stillwater since 1971. Their fast finish should have them in the College Football Playoffs or the panel might need a saliva test. TCU (10-2, 7-2, regular season concluded) — Gary Patterson did a masterful job keeping the Horned Frogs together this season with 20 starters missing a combined 103 games. And if Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson had been healthy throughout, TCU might have won the championship. Baylor (10-2, 7-2, next game Saturday vs. Texas) — The Bears’ offense ground to a halt in the muck at Amon Carter, leaving them just short of a Big 12 three-peat. Coach Art Briles says he’ll recruit more quarterbacks in the future after dropping to his third-stringer for only the second time in his career. ...
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Big 12 picks: OU will escape with tough Bedlam victory
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
Even faulty wireless at Texadelphia on Greenville Avenue in Dallas can’t keep our Big 12 picks from being made. It’s an abbreviated schedule on the next-to-last weekend of the season. Here’s what we’ve got. West Virginia (minus 13½) 34, Iowa State 14 — The Mountaineers put a hammerlock on a bowl bid and ruin the final game of Paul Rhoads’ ISU tenure.  Kansas State (minus 21½) 45, Kansas 10 — Bill Snyder never has shown much compassion for his cross-state rivals in the Sunflower Showdown. With the Jayhawks skidding to a winless record, today isn’t time for him to start. Oklahoma (minus 3½) 45, Oklahoma State  41 — The Sooners won’t produce many CFP style points on a blustery night in Stillwater, but escaping Bedlam will be just enough.
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Big 12 picks: Can OU regain its mojo at Baylor’s expense
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
The Big 12’s order changed four seasons ago when Robert Griffin III’s late pass beat Oklahoma to snap a 20-game losing streak to the Sooners. Since then, Baylor has become the conference’s big power. Everybody else has taken a step backwards — even the once-mighty Sooners. The Bears have accomplished every goal in front of them with the exception of making the College Football Playoffs. Their chances, as well as the other teams among the conference’s power quartet, will play out over the next four games. Here’s how we see Saturday’s games. TCU (minus-43) 56, Kansas 10 — Whether Josh Doctson plays or not, the Horned Frogs will want to make amends after last week’s loss at Oklahoma State. They have a slim chance to crawl back into the Big 12 title hunt. A more likely scenario will be that they’ll have a big determination in who ends up winning. But Trevone Boykin still has a shot to get to New York City for the Heisman and might be able to win it if he finishes strongly. Look for ...
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Big 12 rankings: Baylor still on top of Big 12, but OSU closing fast
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
If it’s Monday, it’s time for our weekly Big 12 rankings. No changes at the top, but some definite switching after Oklahoma State’s upset victory over TCU. Baylor (8-0, 5-0, next game Saturday vs. Oklahoma) — Game Day will be coming to the banks of the Brazos, giving the Bears an ideal opportunity to make a good national impression. They can’t, however, afford a similar defensive effort as the one that came in the narrow victory over Kansas State. Oklahoma State (9-0, 6-0, next game Saturday @ Iowa State) — Surging Cowboys played their best game of the season in exposing TCU. OSU still has some warts, but if the defense plays like it did the rest of the season, Mike Gundy’s team might be CFP bound. Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1, next game Saturday @ Baylor) — The Sooners have recaptured their confidence that Texas hammered out of them a month ago. Four easy victories later, the Sooners are in the top 10, but will be facing their biggest recent nemesis in a statement game for both teams. T ...
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Look for the Jarrett Stidham era at Baylor to begin with a bang tonight
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
Baylor should be coming into Thursday’s game at Kansas State with all the motivation that Coach Art Briles could ever ask for. The No. 6 Bears were the highest ranked Big 12 team in Tuesday’s College Football Playoff. But they were still four spots below their ranking in the AP media poll and fell behind two one-loss teams in Alabama and Notre Dame. Briles should be having a field day with this state of affairs. Basically, the CFP committee is telling him his team isn’t worthy of playing in the four-team playoff — at least yet. That’s what makes tonight’s game at Kansas State so intriguing. It used to be that a trip to the “Little Apple” and Snyder Family Stadium was fraught with peril for Big 12 teams. Not so much anymore. The Wildcats come into tonight’s game with a four-game losing streak that is their longest since Bill Snyder retired once before in 2005. The Wildcats have struggled offensively all season, which really isn’t a surprise considering that they lost startin ...
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Baylor pushes past TCU to climb atop weekly Big 12 rankings
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
If it’s a Monday night, it’s time for our weekly look at the Big 12 rankings. Here’s what we have. 1. Baylor (5-0, 2-0, next game Saturday vs. West Virginia) — The Bears have soared to the highest ranking in school history and we don’t know much more about them than we did when the season started. West Virginia will provide the biggest test to date, and despite what they were saying Monday in Waco, the Bears still haven’t forgotten their penalty-filled loss in Morgantown last season. It will be a good test for Baylor. 2. TCU (6-0, 3-0, next game Saturday @ Iowa State) — Trevone Boykin produced two Heisman moments in the fourth quarter to keep the Horned Frogs’ BCS hopes alive at Kansas State. Interestingly, Gary Patterson seemed much more sedate in the post-game excitement than some of his earlier wild victories this season. Playing in familiar surroundings must have done that for the ex-Kansas State product. But considering Iowa State went for 7 yards per carry against Texas Tec ...
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Blast injures two at legal Kentucky moonshine distillery
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
(Reuters) - An explosion leveled a western Kentucky distillery, authorities said on Saturday, injuring two workers at one of the few facilities permitted by the commonwealth to produce moonshine, a high-octane liquor mostly associated with illegal stills. Distiller Jay Rogers, 40, his assistant Kyle Rogers, 26, were severely burned by a blast and fire on Friday at the Silver Trail Distillery in Hardin, said Frank Murphy, the director of Marshall County Emergency Management. The men were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where they remained in critical condition on Saturday, hospital spokesman Bill Snyder said.
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Henderson County library marks 100 years of service
Blue Ridge Now - about 3 years
The list of patrons who have taken advantage of the services provided by the Henderson County Public Library over the course of a century have included the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and — according to some accounts — possibly Thomas Edison. And who knows who else? “I think it’s interesting to think about the kinds of people who have passed through the doors the past 100 years,” said Library Director Bill Snyder, “and what became of them.” To commemorate its rich past, the library system is hosting a series of special events throughout the year, culminating in a Centennial Birthday Celebration on Sept. 21 — the date the library opened its doors in the original location on the corner of Fourth Avenue and King Street. The events include youth programs, a concert series, author appreciation dinner and historical displays. A Centennial Celebration committee was formed about a year and a half ago, including library staff and outside community members, who began poring through writi ...
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After terrible start, defending Big 12 champ Kansas State out to improve bowl destination
Fox News - about 3 years
BJ Finney understands the difficulty in putting a positive spin on a five-loss season at a place such as Kansas State, which has come to know mostly success under Bill Snyder.
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Duo of Waters, Sams finally in synch as K-State gets back to winning ways in Big 12 play
Fox News - over 3 years
It sometimes resembles musical chairs, the way that Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has begun to use contrasting quarterbacks Jake Waters and Daniel Sams.
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Waters pulls back even with Sams as K-State QB race heats up with win over West Virginia
Fox News - over 3 years
Just when it appeared as if Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was settling on one quarterback, Jake Waters came back with gusto on Saturday.
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What are the odds of Texas winning out in 2013?
Burnt Orange Nation - over 3 years
In the aftermath of dominating the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl, the Texas Longhorns sit at 3-0 in Big 12 conference play, one of only three teams that remain undefeated in league play, along with the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Baylor Bears. The win over Iowa State was completely unsatisfying, as Texas arguably didn't deserve to win that game, and it highlighted the fact that this team can't count on any conference road wins this season. And then Saturday morning at the Cotton Bowl happened and the team started to flash some unexpected upside amid the resiliency and flashes from the running game that were the most positive takeaways from the last two wins. Suddenly, there's some cause for optimism again as the hopes for winning the Big 12 remain alive. Here's a look at the rest of the schedule and how the Longhorns match up with their remaining opponents as they continue their pursuit of the school's first Big 12 title in football since 2009. At ...
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Burnt Orange Nation article
Bell: Snyder can't keep dodging Native American meeting
USA Today- Sports - over 3 years
Somebody must make sure Snyder is part of the dialogue over his team's name controversy.
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USA Today- Sports article
Texas-Kansas State: Quotables
Burnt Orange Nation - over 3 years
Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown, on what the win meant... "We told them in the dressing room, this is a start, this isn't the end. We had to get this game tonight. We had to get back on the right track. We had to get 1-0 against the Big 12 champs from last year that we have not been successful against in a very physical ballgame. All those things were good for us because nobody thought we could do it in any of those categories. We did it. I'm really proud of the guys." Yup. Brown, on the fake punt in the third quarter... "We had worked on it.  Most people will not fake a punt when they're in punt safe. About two weeks ago we decided why not fake one in punt safe because everybody's soft. Just makes no sense that people say, Oh, they're in punt safe, our fakes are all off. We call them all off, you get across the 50 or at the 50. We decided tonight if it was fourth-and-3 or less on our side of the 50 we would fake it." Brown has always been willing to call f ...
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Work finishes on $75 million renovation of K-State football stadium ahead of season opener
Fox News - over 3 years
Whirlwind work on a $75 million renovation to Bill Snyder Family Stadium that began following last season has been completed ahead of Kansas State's season opener on Aug. 30.
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10 Easiest Non-Conference Schedules
Huffington Post - over 3 years
By Dave Miller, National Football Post Earlier this week we took a look at the college football teams that face the most difficult non-conference schedules this fall. Today, let's take a glance at the squads that face the easiest non-conference slates. Arizona: Expectations are high in the desert after Rich Rodriguez's successful first season in Tucson. And the easy nonconference slate will assure the Wildcats of a fast start. Their three non-league foes are FCS squad Northern Arizona and Texas-San Antonio as well as a road game against UNLV. The Rebels were 2-11 last season. Baylor: The Bears are becoming the "it" program in the Big 12, and the momentum from a strong close in 2012 should carry over to the start of 2013 as Art Briles' team won't leave Waco for the first four games of the season, with three of them nonconference contests. The easy stretch begins with FCS squad Wofford, then a Buffalo team that has fallen on hard times since Turner Gill departed. But ...
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Duck.. Duck.. GONE?
Huffington Post Sports - about 4 years
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As Oregon coach Chip Kelly was about to receive the massive Fiesta Bowl trophy, Ducks fans inside University of Phoenix Stadium started a chant of "We want Chip!" Whether he returns or not is up in the air. If Kelly does head to the NFL, this was a great send off. Sparked by De'Anthony Thomas' 94-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff, No. 5 Oregon turned the Fiesta Bowl into a track meet from the start and bolted past No. 7 Kansas State 35-17 Thursday night in what could be Kelly's final game with the Ducks. "This wasn't going to be a distraction," Kelly said of reports that he was headed to the NFL. "It wasn't a distraction for me – I think it's an honor. But I think it's an honor because of the players we have in this program that people want to talk to me." Teams that had their national title aspirations end on the same day, Oregon and Kansas State ended up in the desert for a marquee matchup billed as a battle of styles: The ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Snyder
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  • 2015
    Age 75
    On January 9, 2015, Snyder was announced as an inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame.
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  • 2013
    Age 73
    On January 31, 2013, it was announced that Snyder's contract was extended through the 2017 season.
    More Details Hide Details Nine of Snyder's assistants have also gone on to become head coaches at other Division I schools, including: Phil Bennett (SMU), Bret Bielema (Wisconsin and Arkansas), Jim Leavitt (South Florida), Mark Mangino (Kansas), Dana Dimel (Wyoming and Houston), Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), Mike Stoops (Arizona), Carl Pelini (Florida Atlantic), Del Miller (Missouri State.)
  • 2012
    Age 72
    In the 2012 season, Snyder led the team to its first Big 12 Conference championship since 2003.
    More Details Hide Details The 2012 team started the season 10–0 and reached the school's first #1 ranking in the BCS standings, before falling to the Baylor Bears in week 11. K-State represented the conference in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, losing to the fifth-ranked Oregon Ducks 35–17. Following the season, Snyder won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award. Snyder has held the head coaching position at Kansas State longer than any other coach, and his 194 career wins at KSU are more than all other KSU football coaches from 1934 to present combined (160 wins) He is far and away the winningest coach in Kansas State history (no other coach has crossed the 40-win mark). During his tenure, K-State has produced 34 AP All-Americans, 47 NFL Draft picks, and 46 first-team academic All-Americans.
  • 2011
    Age 71
    Coach Snyder led the 2011 team to a 10–2 record in the regular season, finishing second in the Big 12, and earned a berth in the Cotton Bowl.
    More Details Hide Details The Cotton Bowl was K-State's first "major" bowl since the 2004 Fiesta Bowl. They lost to The University of Arkansas 29-16. Following the season, Snyder was named Woody Hayes Coach of the Year.
    Snyder earned his 150th win with a season opening victory over Eastern Kentucky on September 3, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details During the same season, Snyder became the first FBS coach to have a son (Sean) as an assistant and a grandson (Tate) playing for him at the same time.
  • 2010
    Age 70
    In his second season in 2010, the team had a 7–6 record and played in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl against the Big East's Syracuse University at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
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  • 2005
    Age 65
    He is one of the only coaches to ever coach in a stadium named after him, because it was renamed after him upon his original retirement in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details In the first season of Snyder's second tenure, the team posted a 6–6 record overall and finished tied for second in the Big 12 North division with a 4–4 conference mark.
    Ron Prince, formerly an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Virginia, was named Bill Snyder's replacement on December 5, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Snyder's first tenure at Kansas State is still considered one of the most successful rebuilding projects in collegiate history. In recognition of his rebuilding work, Hall of Fame football coach Barry Switzer once stated, "He's not the coach of the year, he's not the coach of the decade, he's the coach of the century." After being out of coaching for three years, on November 24, 2008, Bill Snyder was named to a second term as head football coach at Kansas State University, beginning in the 2009 season.
  • 2003
    Age 63
    In the 2003 season the team won the Big 12 championship –- the school's second-ever major conference title. They beat #1 ranked Oklahoma in the 2003 Big 12 Championship Game, 35–7.
    More Details Hide Details Leading up to the game, many college football analysts called Oklahoma one of the best teams ever. With an 11–4 record in 2003, Kansas State also became the only team in the country to win 11 games in six of the previous seven years, and just the second program in the history of college football to win 11 games six times in a seven-year stretch. Following disappointing seasons 2004 Kansas State Wildcats football team and 2005 Kansas State Wildcats football team, when the Wildcats went 4–7 and 5–6, respectively, Snyder retired from Kansas State on November 15, 2005, with an overall record of 136–68–1. The day after Snyder announced his retirement, K-State renamed its football stadium Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in his and his family's honor. The school had originally wanted to rename it simply Bill Snyder Stadium, but when Snyder got word of the plans, he insisted that they name it after his family--"the people I care about most."
  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 56
    In 1996, Snyder led the Wildcats in the first Big 12 Conference football game against Texas Tech, winning 21 - 14.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1998 season, Kansas State posted an undefeated 11–0 regular season and earned its first ever number 1 ranking in the national polls, just ten years after being named the worst program in the country by Sports Illustrated, before losing to the Texas A&M Aggies in the Big 12 Championship Game, which has been called one of the greatest games ever played which stopped them from reaching the National Championship and sent them to the Alamo Bowl where they lost and finished the season 11–2.
  • 1993
    Age 53
    Two years later, Snyder led the Wildcats to the school's second bowl game—the 1993 Copper Bowl—and their first-ever bowl win.
    More Details Hide Details The season also marked the second 9-win season in school history and the team's first ranking in the final top 20 poll. The 1993 bowl game was the first of 11 consecutive bowl games, as Kansas State went to bowl games every season from 1993 to 2003—one of just seven schools to do so. K-State won six of those bowl games.
  • 1991
    Age 51
    Additionally, ESPN selected Snyder as its national coach of the year in 1991, and CNN selected him as its national coach of the year in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details He was also a finalist for the Bear Bryant Award in 1993, 1995, 2011 and 2012; a finalist for the Sporting News National Coach of the Year Award in 1995 and 1998; a finalist for the AFCA National Coach of the Year Award in 1993 and 1998; a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012; a finalist for the Bobby Bowden National Collegiate Coach of the Year Award in 2012; and a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award in 1993, 1995, 1998, 2011 and 2012. In the conference, coach Snyder was selected Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year by the Associated Press three times (1990, 1991 and 1993). Snyder was also named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year four times: in 1998 (AP, coaches), 2002 (coaches), 2011 (AP, coaches) and 2012 (AP, coaches).
  • 1990
    Age 50
    In Snyder's second season, in 1990, the Wildcats improved to 5–6.
    More Details Hide Details The five wins posted by the team had been matched only twice in the prior 17 years at the school, in 1973 (5–6) and 1982 (6–5). The 1991 season saw another breakthrough, when the Wildcats finished with a winning record of 7–4 and narrowly missed a bowl bid. It was only the second winning season at Kansas State since 1970, and the team's 4–3 conference record was only the third winning conference mark since 1934.
  • FORTIES
  • 1989
    Age 49
    Prior to Snyder's first season in 1989, Sports Illustrated published an article about Kansas State football entitled "Futility U," which labeled the school "America's most hapless team."
    More Details Hide Details Snyder won only one game in his first season, beating the recently renamed North Texas, but it was a significant win because it was K-State's first win in three seasons. The game was especially thrilling, with a touchdown pass coming on the last play of the game.
  • 1988
    Age 48
    When Snyder was hired at K-State for the first time on November 24, 1988, he inherited a situation that was several times worse than the one he'd found when he arrived in Iowa with Fry.
    More Details Hide Details Kansas State had a cumulative record of 299–510 in 93 years of play, which was easily the most losses of any team in Division I-A at the time. The school had been to only one bowl game (the 1982 Independence Bowl), had not won a conference title since 1934 and had enjoyed four winning seasons in the previous 44 years (including two in the previous 34 years). The program had also not won a game since October 1986, going 0-26-1 in that time.
    Snyder was hired as the 32nd head coach of the Kansas State University Wildcats following the 1988 season.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 39
    Snyder and Fry moved together to the University of Iowa in 1979, with Snyder serving as Fry's offensive coordinator for the next 10 years.
    More Details Hide Details He helped Fry build Iowa from a program that had not had a winning season since 1961 into a two-time Big Ten champion.
  • 1976
    Age 36
    From 1976 to 1978, Snyder worked as an assistant coach at North Texas State, under Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry.
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  • 1974
    Age 34
    He then served as an assistant football coach, and also coached swimming, at Austin College in Sherman, Texas from 1974-1975.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 26
    Snyder had his first collegiate coaching experience in 1966, serving as a graduate assistant coach for the USC Trojans.
    More Details Hide Details He next worked as a head coach for several years in the California high school ranks.
  • 1965
    Age 25
    He earned his M.A. degree from Eastern New Mexico University in 1965.
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  • 1963
    Age 23
    He earned a B.A. degree from William Jewell in 1963.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Bill Snyder was born October 7, 1939 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of Tom, a traveling salesman, and Marionetta Snyder.
    More Details Hide Details His parents divorced when he was 6; Bill and his mother moved from Salina, Kansas to St. Joseph, Missouri, where they lived in a one-room, second-floor apartment and Marionetta worked as a sales clerk in a department store while Bill's father lived in Omaha, Nebraska. Bill attended Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, graduating in 1957. Snyder attended the University of Missouri for one year before enrolling at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, where he earned three letters in football for the Cardinals as a defensive back and halfback.
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