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8 National Coach of the Year Awards, including 2012 

7 Conference Coach of the Year Awards, including 2012


Currently ranked 12th nationally in wins among active FBS coaches

9 Consensus First Team All-American Selections


51 All-American Selections


79 First Team All-Conference selections


108 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

Precise. Intense. Tireless. Accomplished. Dedicated. Caring. Professional. 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 three seasons back in charge, Bill Snyder is well on his way to doing just that.

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.

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.

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Snyder, who returns for his 23rd season at K-State in 2013, led the Wildcats to their second consecutive trip to the postseason a in 2011with a berth in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic. He has assembled a coaching staff with over 230 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: 16th
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Spouse: Julie
Children: Josey and Winston

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Co-Offensive Coordinator / QBs

Year at K-State: 17th
Hometown: Marengo, Iowa
Spouse: Jan
Children: Todd, Tad, Troy

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Defensive Coordinator / Secondary

Year at K-State: 3rd
Hometown: Keokuk, Iowa
Spouse: Cindy
Children: Andy, Lindsay, Sara

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Wide Receivers

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

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Year at K-State: 2nd
Hometown: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Spouse: Jill
Children: Zac, Jake, Addison

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Offensive Line

Year at K-State: 5th
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Spouse: Lisa
Children: Jazmin, Tasha, Shyanne, Charles, Jr., Chanel (deceased)

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Interior Defensive Line

Year at K-State: 30th
Hometown: Byron, Ga.
Spouse: D'Anne
Children: M.L., Mallory

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Defensive Ends

Year at K-State: 3rd
Hometown: Goddard, Kan.

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Special Teams Coordinator

Year at K-State: 18th
Hometown: Greenville, Texas
Spouse: Wanda
Children: Katherine, Tate and Matthew

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