MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Not every coach gets a career celebration in retirement. But not every coach accomplished what Bill Snyder did at Kansas State.
The school will hold a celebration to commemorate its former football coach's historic accomplishments on July 13. It will be held at Bramlage Coliseum with doors opening to the public at 7:30 p.m.
Current Voice of the Chiefs and former Voice of the Wildcats Mitch Holthus will host the event. It will also have featured speakers like Kevin Lockett, Jim Colbert, Jon Wefald, B.J. Finney and Bob Stoops, along with highlight videos to showcase Snyder's 27-year career.
Over that time, he became the winningest coach in Kansas State history, going 215-117-1. The College Football Hall of Fame member led the Wildcats to 19 of their 21 bowl appearances, two Big 12 titles and two national number-one rankings.
Snyder took over a Wildcat football program in 1989 that was known as one of the worst in college football, as it was on a 27-game winless streak when he got the job. The Wildcats had just four winning seasons the previous 44 years before Snyder's arrival.