Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Kansas State's Snyder Calls It Quits

Kansas State's Bill Snyder, whose team is floundering through a 4-6 season, is stepping down as coach. Snyder, 66, called a meeting of his staff and players Monday night to tell them of his decision, according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. "You could hear the loud echo from everybody's jaws hitting the floor," a source told the paper. Snyder, who has a record of 135-68-1, will coach his final game Saturday against Missouri. Snyder cited a need to spend more time with his family as a reason to step down, and he paused several times to regain his composure when speaking about them. Here is a link to the video from Snyder's press conference. And although he often caught flack for a soft nonconference schedule, he was humble to the end, writing a letter of thanks to the student newspaper.

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