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Bill Snyder


Billy Dean Snyder

Inducted 2015

Date of Birth



Saint Joseph, MO


Kansas State University (2008-2016)

Kansas State University (1989-2005)


The “architect of the greatest turnaround in the history of college football,” Bill Snyder became the winningest coach in Kansas State history while continuing to lead the program to national prominence during his career. He became only the fourth coach to earn induction into the College Football Hall of Fame while still actively heading a program, joining Bobby Bowden John Gagliardi and Joe Paterno. The 14th fastest coach in college football history to win 100 games, Snyder has led Kansas State to two Big 12 Championships and 16 of the school’s 18 bowl appearances, including 11-straight from 1993-2003. He is a three-time Big Eight and four-time Big 12 Coach of the Year, and he took home almost every major college football coaching award after the 1998 season, including those presented by Walter Camp and the Associated Press. Leading Kansas State to top 20 finishes 12 times. Snyder is the chairman of the Kansas Mentors Council and the Kansas Leadership Council, and he serves on the boards or councils of many organizations. He has been awarded numerous times for his civic service, including the 2006 Kansas Community Service and Kansan of the Year Award. Snyder began his coaching career in the high school ranks, and he served as an assistant coach at Southern California, North Texas and Iowa before becoming the head coach at Kansas State. He is a member of the Kansas State Athletics, Missouri, Kansas, Austin College and Holiday Bowl Halls of Fame.


Wins 200

Losses 105

Ties 1

Career Highlights

  • 2012 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2002 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1999 AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1998 Conference & AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1993 Conference & AFCA District Coach of the Year
  • 1991 Conference Coach of the Year
  • 1990 Conference Coach of the Year
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