Bill Snyder

Visit to North

Short Biography

Snyder's first tenure at K-State began on November 30, 1988. Over 22 seasons he has posted a record of 179-90-1, including a 95-60-1 mark in Big Eight/Twelve games. His 179 victories made him the school's all-time leader in coaching victories, Mike Ahearn's 39 wins rank second.

Bill Snyder was born on October 7, 1939, in Saint Joseph, Missouri. He earned a B.A. from William Jewell in 1963 and a M.A. from Eastern New Mexico in 1965. He was a three-year defensive back letter-winner at William Jewell. Snyder and his wife, Sharon, have two sons, three daughters, and eight grandchildren,

Purpose for Visit and Intended Message

Bill Snyder is one of the best life- skill coaches and helps his players develop into men, “What I value are young people who are willing to make the commitment that it takes to be successful in a family, team-oriented environment,” Snyder said. “I’m proud of our players when they do well, because it’s not an easy thing to do." He would be an excellent role-model to let speak to the graduating class and explain how to be successful after we get out of High School.


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"St. Joseph Should Be Proud to Claim Snyder." St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.