Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has been undergoing treatment for throat cancer during the last three weeks but will continue to coach the team, he announced in a statement Monday.
Doctors say Snyder’s prognosis is “excellent,” according to the news release from the school.
K-State coach Bill Snyder diagnosed with throat cancer. In statement, he says treatment will not affect his coaching duties: pic.twitter.com/fDRcnU0tn8
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Snyder has been Kansas State’s head coach for more than 25 years, in stints from 1989-2005 and 2009 until now. Prior to that, he coached quarterbacks and served as offensive coordinator for Iowa under coach Hayden Fry from 1979-1988. The two had coached together at North Texas and made the move to Iowa City together in 1979.
Snyder is 202–105–1 as a college head coach, and before to his arrival in Manhattan, the Wildcats had won six games or more just twice since 1955. Under Snyder, they have nine double-digit win seasons, two Big 12 titles and have finished the season ranked 13 times.