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Currently ranked 5th nationally in wins among active FBS coaches
 
 
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7 Conference Coach of the Year Awards, including 2012
 
 
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8 National Coach of the Year Awards, including 2012
 
 
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10 Consensus First Team All-American Selections
   
 
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33 First or Second team All-American Selections
 
 
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84 First Team All-Conference selections
 
 
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128 First Team Academic All-Conference selections
 
 
 


"What a job Bill Snyder is doing at Kansas State again. That program doesn't have a lot of household names or five-star recruits, but he gets it done year after year, and the Wildcats are undefeated." Mark May, ESPN Analyst

"Coach Snyder does a masterful job of getting the most out of his players and having them take on the personality of their coach."
Desmond Howard, ESPN College Gameday

"I don't know if there is a better coach in all of college football right now than Bill Snyder."
Todd McShay, ESPN

"When -- or make that if -- Snyder ever stops coaching, the Big 12 needs to name something else after him: the Big 12's Coach of the Year award. That's because there is not a coach anywhere that gets more out of his players than Bill Snyder."
Brett McMurphy, CBSSports.com

"Snyder is a Hall of Famer who has accomplished the impossible and belongs at the head table with the likes of Bryant, Paterno, Stagg and Rockne."
Will Harris, ESPN

"I think he's one of the better coaches to ever walk the planet."
Gus Malzahn, Auburn Head Coach  


Precise. Intense. Tireless. Accomplished. Dedicated. Caring. Professional. Hall of Famer. Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder is all of these and much more.

To understand the full picture of Bill Snyder, it is necessary to acknowledge his values, sincerity and warmth, along with the concern he shows for the people around him - all qualities that solidify his reputation as an innovator in college athletics.

The 2009 season saw one of the greatest legends in college football return to the sidelines in hopes of revitalizing a program that he once built, piece by piece, into a national force. And, after four seasons back in charge, Bill Snyder has done just that - and then some.

The architect of the "greatest turnaround in the history of college football" Bill Snyder returned to lead the Kansas State football program in 2009 after 17 ultra-successful seasons as the head coach from 1989-2005. And, following a 7-5 campaign in 2010 and a berth in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl, the Wildcats climbed to heights only previously seen under Snyder as the Wildcats went 10-3 in 2011, finished No. 8 in the final BCS standings and earned their first Cotton Bowl invitation since 2001.

The bar was raised again in 2012 as the sure-fire hall of famer led the Wildcats to their third conference championship in school history and first since 2003. Kansas State, which won its first 10 games of the season and finished 11-1 with an 8-1 mark in Big 12 play, tied the school record for overall wins and conference victories while also ascending to No. 1 in the BCS rankings following its 10-0 start. Snyder went on to win the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award as well as top Big 12 coach honors for the second straight season following the Cats' memorable 2012 season that culminated with a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Quarterback Collin Klein became just the second player in school history to be named a Heisman Trophy finalist, while a school-record 20 Wildcats earned 2012 All-Big 12 honors including Klein (Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year), Arthur Brown (Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year) and Meshak Williams (Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year).

In 2013, K-State opened the year 2-4 with all four defeats being by 10 points or less. But Snyder's charges continued to improve each week and went on to become just the fourth team in Big 12 history to bounce back from a 2-4 start to become bowl-eligible. And, with a victory over Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, the 2013 Wildcats became just the eighth FBS team in the BCS era to earn eight wins after starting a season 2-4 or worse.

The Cats again reached the top 10 in 2014 with a 7-1 start that saw the Cats’ lone early season loss come at the hands of No. 5 Auburn. Led by All-American wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who became the school’s first four-time All-American and school record holder for career catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, the Cats finished the regular season with nine wins and played for a Big 12 Championship in the final game of the regular season. A total of 14 players earned All-Big 12 honors while Lockett was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year for the second straight season and four-year starter B.J. Finney was Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year.

In 2011, Snyder's Wildcats jumped out to a 7-0 start - the best in 12 years - which included big wins at Miami, against 15th-ranked Baylor and at Texas Tech. Following a two-game skid to a pair of nationally-ranked teams, the Wildcats got back into the win column with a thrilling four-overtime victory over Texas A&M before ending the year with wins at Texas and against Iowa State.

For his efforts in 2011, Snyder was named the Woody Hayes National Coach of the Year, as well as picking up national coaching honors from Sporting News, Rivals.com and CBSSports.com, and the Big 12 Coach of the Year by the AP and Big 12 Coaches. He also tutored 11 players to All-Big 12 honors, including Defensive Newcomer of the Year Arthur Brown and Offensive Freshman of the Year and Walter Camp All-Americans Tyler Lockett and Nigel Malone.

 Full Coach Snyder Bio

 

COACHING STAFF 

Snyder, who enters his 24th season at K-State in 2015, led the Wildcats to their fifth consecutive trip to the postseason in 2014 with a berth in the Alamo Bowl. He has assembled a coaching staff with 243 years of experience at virtually every level of the game. Masters of the fundamentals, unbridled enthusiasts and passionate individuals with the highest of values, the K-State staff is comprised of four former head coaches and five with coordinator experience.
 

           
Co-Offensive Coordinator / RBs & TEs

Year at K-State: 18th
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Spouse: Julie
Children: Josey and Winston

Dana Dimel Bio
  Co-Offensive Coordinator / QBs

Year at K-State: 19th
Hometown: Marengo, Iowa
Spouse: Jan
Children: Todd, Tad, Troy

 Del Miller Bio
  Defensive Coordinator / Secondary

Year at K-State: Fifth
Hometown: Keokuk, Iowa
Spouse: Cindy
Children: Andy, Lindsay, Sara

 Tom Hayes Bio
  Wide Receivers

Year at K-State: Third
Hometown: Hermitage, Pa.
Spouse: Brandi
Children: Kyla and Shyla

 Andre Coleman Bio
  Linebackers

Year at K-State: Fourth
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Spouse: Jill
Children: Zac, Jake, Addison

 Mike Cox Bio
                 
           
Offensive Line

Year at K-State: Seventh
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Spouse: Lisa
Children: Jazmin, Tasha, Shyanne, Charles, Jr., Chanel (deceased)

 Charlie Dickey Bio
  Interior Defensive Line

Year at K-State: 32nd 
Hometown: Byron, Ga.
Spouse: D'Anne
Children: M.L., Mallory

 Mo Latimore Bio
  Defensive Ends

Year at K-State: Seventh
Hometown: Goddard, Kan.

 Blake Seiler Bio
  Associate Head Coach / Special Teams Coordinator

Year at K-State: 21st 
Hometown: Greenville, Texas
Spouse: Wanda
Children: Katherine, Tate and Matthew

 Sean Snyder Bio
  Director of Strength and Conditioning

Year at K-State: Sixth 
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Spouse: Dawn
Children: Macey, Madison and Meyer

 Chris Dawson Bio