K-State's Bill Snyder signs new 5-year deal, runs through 2022

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder watches from the sideline as his team plays Stanford during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) — It looks like Bill Snyder doesn't plan to go anywhere soon.

The 78-year-old K-State football head coach just inked a new deal that will run through 2022, the University announced on Thursday.

"It has been a pleasure watching our football program up close over the past year and seeing one of the greatest coaches in the history of college football continue to positively impact student-athletes while also producing winning seasons on a yearly basis," said Athletic Director Gene Taylor

The contract calls for Snyder to make $3.45 million this year and will get a $300,000 increase for the next two years. The contract contains a renegotiation clause after the 2020 season.

"With this new contract, we felt that it was important to recognize his commitment to our football program, and we look forward to his continued leadership,” Taylor said.

The Hall of Fame head coach has roamed the Wildcat sidelines for over a quarter-century total. In his first stint, from 1989-2005, he turned around one of the worst football programs in the country. He returned to the team in 2009 and has racked up 73 wins, an average of 8.1 wins per year.

"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," Snyder said. "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."

Snyder is one of 26 coaches in NCAA history to reach 200 wins and one of just six to do it all at the same school.