K-State Football to Hold Coaching Clinic in April

Head coach Bill Snyder

Feb. 28, 2013

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Big 12 Champion Kansas State football program will hold a coaching clinic at Bill Snyder Family Stadium and the Vanier Football Complex April 12-13 to provide area staffs with the resources to develop as a coach and mentor young student-athletes.

The clinic, which is open to coaching staffs of all levels from youth league to junior college, will provide participants the opportunity to observe two Wildcat team practices, presentations by keynote and guest speakers, as well as drill demonstrations with K-State coaches.

Among the keynote speakers will be 2011 and 2012 National Coach of the Year Bill Snyder as well as Wildcat coordinators from both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

Registration is now $45 per coach if completed prior to April 5 and $55 per coach thereafter. For more information, including clinic schedules and order forms, visit www.k-statesports.com or contact the K-State football office at 785-532-5876 or footballcamps@kstatesports.com.

The Wildcat football program is coming off one of the best seasons in school history. Predicted to finish sixth in the Big 12 prior to the 2012 season, the Wildcats tallied an 11-2 overall record, including an 8-1 mark in Big 12 play to capture the school's third conference championship and first since 2003. Bill Snyder guided Kansas State to its seventh 11-win season in school history, but only the second 11-win regular season (1998). K-State won a school-record six games against ranked opponents, including its conference-championship clinching victory over No. 18 Texas. Additionally, the Wildcats obtained their first-ever No. 1 ranking the BCS standings following their win at TCU.

K-State returns a total of eight players in 2013 that earned All-Big 12 Conference accolades a year ago in offensive lineman B.J. Finney, running back John Hubert, wide receiver/kick returner Tyler Lockett, offensive lineman Cornelius Lucas, offensive lineman Tavon Rooks, wide receiver/punt returner Tramaine Thompson, offensive lineman Cody Whitehair and safety Ty Zimmerman.

The Wildcats, led by 2011 and 2012 National Coach of the Year Bill Snyder, will begin spring practice April 3, and season tickets for an eight-game 2013 home schedule go on sale next week.