The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame celebrates Kansas athletes, coaches and fans. To help guide its efforts, Governor Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Coach Bill Snyder and William Moore to its Board of Trustees.
“Teamwork and leadership are important on and off the field,” Sebelius said. “Coach Snyder and William Moore are respected Kansans who embody these attributes.”
Moore, Wichita, is the president and CEO of Westar Energy in Topeka. Previously, he served as managing director of Saber Partners, LLC, a New York firm providing senior level corporate financial advice. A graduate of Wichita State University, Moore served in various financial positions at the Kansas Gas and Electric Company from 1978 until 1992, and was Vice President of Western Resources, Inc, in Topeka from 1992 until 1995.
Snyder, Manhattan, was the head football coach for Kansas State University for 17 years starting in 1988. Snyder led Kansas State to 11 straight bowl games between the 1993 and 2003, making K-State one of only seven programs in the nation to appear in the postseason every year during that time.
During his tenure as coach, Snyder’s Wildcats won nearly 80 percent of their games, chalking up 109 victories - an average of nearly 10 wins per season - making Kansas State the nation’s second highest winning program over that period.
The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1961 as part of the Kansas Centennial Celebration; it is dedicated to preserving the history of Kansas sports and to serve as a source of education and inspiration to all generations. This mission is achieved through providing exhibits, archives, facilities, services and activities to honor those individuals and teams whose achievements in sports have brought distinction to themselves, their communities, and the entire state of Kansas