Bill Snyder inducted into Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Former Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder was inducted into the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame at a luncheon at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego Wednesday afternoon.

Snyder was honored with induction to the hall for his “extraordinary contributions to the history and excitement” of the bowl game, according to a release from the Holiday Bowl.

Snyder is the second individual from Kansas State to be inducted into the Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame and joins former Wildcat quarterback Brian Kavanagh, a 2005 inductee, in the 23-member hall of fame.

During his career at Kansas State, Snyder coached the Wildcats to a perfect 3-0 record in the Holiday Bowl and is one of just two coaches in the history of the postseason classic to post an unblemished record in three or more appearances.

Snyder guided Kansas State to a 54-21 thrashing of Colorado State in the Wildcats’ 1995 Holiday Bowl debut. He would return K-State to the Holiday Bowl twice more during his career, leading the Wildcats to a 24-20 triumph over Washington in 1999 and a thrilling 34-27 come-from-behind victory over Arizona State in 2002.


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