K-State’s Bill Snyder signs new 5-year contract

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Kansas State University’s hall of fame head football coach Bill Snyder has signed a new contract to coach the Wildcats through the 2022 season. 

According to a release from the university on Thursday, Snyder will be paid $3.45 million and will get $300,000 raise each year, with the option to renegotiate his salary after the 2020 season. 

Snyder, 78, has been at K-State since 1988 with a brief retirement from 2005 through 2008. Snyder returned as head coach in November of 2008. 

Over the past nine years, Snyder has led K-State to 73 wins and eight-straight bowl games. 

Snyder commented on the contract renewal in a release saying: 

“My entire family and I have been so very grateful for the genuine, caring and loyal support K-Staters have provided our coaches, staff, families and young people on a yearly basis and, as I have stated so often we came to Kansas State because of the people, stayed because of the people and returned because of the people, and that remains unchanged.

We have continued to make daily improvement as a football program, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue and will do so as long as I am healthy and feel that I am having a positive impact on our university, community and football program and the young men that are involved.

I appreciate so very much the leadership of President Myers and Gene Taylor, in addition to all past administrators and staff, and their commitment to our football program. And I am grateful for the exceptional players, coaches, support staff, student body, faculty, community and fans across the nation for all they have meant to our program and University.”

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