Kansas State legend Bill Snyder isn’t done quite yet. On Tuesday night, the 78-year-old head coach announced that he’ll continue to be on the sideline for the Wildcats heading into the 2018 season.
Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated was one of the first to report the news. Snyder had been considering retirements following the 2017 season.
Snyder said that he’ll continue to coach at Kansas State “as I have stated many times, as long as I remain in good health, am wanted and have a positive impact on the young people in our program.”
#KState's Bill Snyder says he will continue on as the head coach at Kansas State. "As I have stated many times, as long as I remain in good health, am wanted and have a positive impact on the young people in our program."
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 3, 2018
Snyder is entering his 27th season as the head coach at Kansas State. He originally took the job in 1989 and coached through the 2005 season. Snyder opted to retire following that season, but was rehired by the program in 2009. He has been on the sidelines in Manhattan since.
In 26 years with the program, Snyder has accumulated a 210-110-1 record and has made 19 postseason appearances with the Wildcats. Remarkably, Kansas State has finished with a losing record just five times under the legendary coach.
Kansas State has also won two Big XII titles under Snyder (2003, 2012) and won the Big XII North four times (1998, 1999, 2000, 2003). He’s a three-time Big 8 Coach of the Year and a four-time Big XII Coach of the Year.
From 1993 through 2003, the Wildcats were considered one of the most dominant teams in college football, ranking in the Associated Press’ Top 25 nine times in 10 years. The program also reached double-digit win totals in seven of those seasons.
In 2017, Kansas State finished with an 8-5 record and a 35-17 win over UCLA in the Cactus Bowl.