Bill Snyder Retires After Nine Seasons, 27 Overall With Kansas State

By Matthew Filipovits on December 2, 2018 at 5:31 pm
Sep 22, 2018; Morgantown, WV, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder watches on before their game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is calling it a career. 

The 79-year old was first named the head coach of the Wildcats in 1989, after spending nearly a decade as Iowa's offensive coordinator. He spent 17 seasons with the Wildcats before retiring following the 2005 season.

After three years away from the game, he was again named the head coach in Manhattan, turning 70 during his first season back. He won two Big 12 titles during his tenure and nearly led the Wildcats to the National Championship game back in 2012. 

He finishes his career with a record of 215-117-1 and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015. 

With his retirement, Ohio's Frank Solich becomes the oldest active FBS head coach.

 

 


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