In a letter to fans on Thursday morning, K-State athletic director John Currie announced a new five-year contract with head football coach Bill Snyder that will keep him on the sidelines thru the 2017 season. The deal replaces his current contract, which was signed in 2009. Snyder will be paid $2.75 million in the 2013 season, and $14.75 million over five years. The contract has a rollover clause with a $100,000 increase per season, as the 73-year old coach will make $2.85 million in 2014-15, $2.95 million in 2015-16, $3.05 million in 2016-17 and $3.15 million in 2017-18, as well as other benefits.
Snyder led the Wildcats to 11 wins last season, K-State’s second Big 12 championship, and a Fiesta Bowl berth. He was a unanimous pick for Big 12 coach of the year, and was named the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year. Snyder also presided over 10 Cat victories in 2011, and they played in the Cotton Bowl.
Snyder has amassed a 170-85-1 record during his tenure with the Wildcats, including a 97-65-1 mark in Big 8/12 games and a 34-16 overall record since his return in 2009. His 170 victories are the seventh-most among active FBS coaches and are more than triple the man in second place on K-State’s all-time coaching victories list.