K-State's Snyder signs extension through 2017

K-State's Snyder signs extension through 2017

Kansas State's Bill Snyder has signed a contract extension through 2017. (Photo: Peter G. Aiken/US Presswire)

Kansas State’s Bill Snyder has signed a contract extension through 2017. (Photo: Peter G. Aiken/US Presswire)

[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust in time to quell any potential pre-Signing Day questions as to Bill Snyder’s retirement, Kansas State has inked the 73-year old coach to a contract extension through 2017.

Athletic director John Currie announced the deal in a letter addressed to the K-State Nation sent Thursday morning. The extension will increase Snyder’s compensation to $2.75 million for the 2013 season, with annual increases of $100,000 over the life of the contract that bring the five-year total to $14.75 million.

Currie stated:

We are thrilled Coach Snyder has accepted this new contract and proud of the competitive improvement our team has made – both on the field and in the classroom – under his leadership. Coach Snyder’s daily drive, focus and energy in continuing to build the K-State football program are truly remarkable and inspirational. While he is not one to focus attention on himself, President Schulz and I felt that it was important to recognize, in this very significant way, his tremendous leadership and commitment to continuing to lead the K-State football program.

In a release, Snyder expressed his gratitude to the Wildcat administration, staff, and fans.

“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 feel that I am having a positive impact on our university, community and football program and the young men that are involved. I appreciate so very much the leadership of President Schulz and John Currie, in addition to all past administrators and staff, and their commitment to our football program.”

The architect of arguably the greatest turnaround in the history of college football history, Snyder has compiled a a 170-85-1 career record.

What he’s been able to accomplish since coming out of retirement in 2009 is equally remarkable. During that time, Snyder has a 34-16 record and is 21-5 over the past two seasons.

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