Bill Snyder
Bill Snyder

Bill Snyder

My Football Life and the Rest of the Story
By Bill Snyder, By D. Scott Fritchen


256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $20.00 (US $20.00) (CA $27.00)

ISBN 9781637270936

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Dec 2021)

Price: $20.00
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A captivating autobiography from the architect of Kansas State football
"The opportunity for the greatest turnaround in college football exists here today, and it's not one to be taken lightly." —Bill Snyder When Kansas State hired Bill Snyder as its head football coach in 1988, the Wildcats had one of the worst programs in college football and hadn't won a conference title since 1934. Little could anybody predict that Snyder would soon engineer a total transformation in Manhattan, Kansas. From his humble beginnings in St. Joseph, Missouri, Snyder rose to greatness, bringing K-State up from the ashes to a No. 1 ranking, six 11-win seasons in a span of seven years, and one Big 12 Championship. He still wasn't finished. After a three-year retirement, Snyder returned to lead the Wildcats to another Big 12 title. In 2015, he became just the fourth person in college football history to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an active coach. In this new memoir, Snyder reflects on a successful yet complicated life, detailing the grueling 80-hour work weeks, his visionary Wildcat Goals for Success, and the virtues he doubled down on during his final years as head coach, all the while battling throat cancer.Readers will discover a multi-faceted portrait of one of college football's greatest leaders, his triumphs and defeats, his greatness and his flaws, and his passion and drive to, not once, but twice, lead a championship team while developing young men.

Author Biography

Bill Snyder earned National Coach of the Year honors 14 times and was named Big 8/Big 12 Coach of the Year eight times over his 27-year career as Kansas State head football coach. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015. A member of nine different Halls of Fame, Snyder lives with his wife, Sharon, in Manhattan, Kansas, and has five children (Sean, Shannon, Meredith, Ross, and Whitney); 10 grandchildren (Tate, Katherine, Matthew, Sydney, Gavin, Kadin, Tylin, Alexis, Lou Ann, and Dean); and five great-grandchildren (Pearce, D.J., DeClan, Murphy, and Sawyer).D. Scott Fritchen is an award-winning sportswriter. Fritchen covered Kansas State from 1993 to 2019 and wrote the book Expect to Win: Stories about Kansas State Football Coach Bill Snyder, His Program and His Players. Fritchen's work has appeared in, the Associated Press, Athlon Sports, The Kansas City Star, The Dallas Morning News, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune,,, and

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Join authors Bill Snyder and D. Scott Fritchen for a signing of their new book, 'Bill Snyder,' at Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan, KS.