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Coach Bill Snyder

Bill Snyder, winningest head coach at Kansas State

The Kansas State Wildcats football program is a college football team that represents Kansas State University in the Big 12 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The team has had 31 head coaches and one interim head coach since its first official football game in 1896. The current coach is Bill Snyder, who was originally hired in November 1988 and retired after the 2005 season, only to return from 2009 to 2018.

The university adopted the nickname "Wildcats" in 1915 after being previously known as the "Aggies." Head coach Zora G. Clevenger changed the team's nickname to the "Farmers" from 1916 to 1919, but it was changed back to "Wildcats" permanently in 1920 by coach Charlie Bachman.

Kansas State joined the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1913. The school split away from the MVIAA with five others to create the Big Six Conference in 1928. Through the years that conference added two teams and eventually became the Big Eight Conference. The Wildcats became a charter member of the Big 12 in 1996 when the Big Eight disbanded.

Three coaches have led Kansas State to postseason bowl games: Jim Dickey, Bill Snyder and Ron Prince. Four coaches have won conference championships with the Wildcats: Mike Ahearn (1909, 1910); Guy Lowman (1912); Lynn Waldorf (1934); and Snyder (2003, 2012).

Bill Snyder is the all-time leader in seasons coached at KSU with 26, more than triple the next highest. Snyder is also the leader in games coached (320) and total wins (209) through the end of the 2017 regular season. Mike Ahearn has the highest overall winning percentage of any Wildcat coach, at .755 over his six seasons. Sam Francis is the worst coach in program history in terms of winning percentage, as he lost every one of the ten games he coached during his only season at Kansas State. Among coaches who served more than one season, Stan Parrish has the lowest winning percentage (.076) after completing three seasons with a record of 2–30–1. Bill Snyder, Charles Bachman and Pappy Waldorf have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as coaches. Coaches Zora G. Clevenger, Alvin "Bo" McMillin and Sam Francis were inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame as players. Snyder is the only coach to have won major post-season national coach of the year honors while at Kansas State.

KeyEdit

Key to symbols in coaches list
General Overall Conference Postseason[2]
No. Order of coaches[3] GC Games coached CW Conference wins PW Postseason wins
DC Division championships OW Overall wins CL Conference losses PL Postseason losses
CC Conference championships OL Overall losses CT Conference ties PT Postseason ties
NC National championships OT Overall ties[5] C% Conference winning percentage
dagger Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame O% Overall winning percentage[7]


CoachesEdit

Statistics correct as of end of 2017 regular season.
No. Name Term GC OW OL OT O% CW CL CT C% PW PL CCs National Awards
&00000000000000010000001 Pratt, IraIra Pratt 1896 2 0 1 &00000000000000010000001 .250 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&00000000000000020000002 Ehrsam, A. W.A. W. Ehrsam 1897 4 1 2 &00000000000000010000001 .375 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&00000000000000030000003 Williamson, Billy P.Billy P. Williamson 1898 4 1 1 &00000000000000020000002 .500 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&00000000000000040000004 Hansen, AlbertAlbert Hansen 1899 5 2 3 &100000000000000001000000 .400 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&00000000000000050000005 Moulton, FayFay Moulton 1900 6 2 4 &100000000000000001000000 .333 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&00000000000000060000006 Moore, WadeWade Moore 1901 8 3 4 &00000000000000010000001 .438 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&00000000000000070000007 Dietz, Cyrus E.Cyrus E. Dietz 1902 8 2 6 &100000000000000001000000 .250 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&00000000000000080000008 Dietz, G. O.G. O. Dietz 1903 8 3 4 &00000000000000010000001 .438 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&00000000000000090000009 Booth, Reuben F.Reuben F. Booth 1904 7 1 6 &100000000000000001000000 .143 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001000000010 Ahearn, MikeMike Ahearn 1905–1910 51 39 12 &100000000000000001000000 .765 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000020000002 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001100000011 Lowman, GuyGuy Lowman 1911–1914 35 17 15 &00000000000000030000003 .529 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000050000005 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001200000012 Bender, John R.John R. Bender 1915 8 3 4 &00000000000000010000001 .438 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000020000002 &00000000000000010000001 .167 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001300000013 Clevenger, Zora G.Zora G. Clevenger 1916–1919 30 19 9 &00000000000000020000002 .667 &00000000000000030000003 &00000000000000060000006 &00000000000000020000002 .364 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001400000014 Bachman, CharlieCharlie Bachman 1920–1927 65 33 23 &00000000000000090000009 .577 &000000000000001700000017 &000000000000002100000021 &00000000000000060000006 .455 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001500000015 McMillin, BoBo McMillin 1928–1933 51 29 21 &00000000000000010000001 .578 &000000000000001500000015 &000000000000001500000015 &100000000000000001000000 .500 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001600000016 Waldorf, PappyPappy Waldorf 1934 10 7 2 &00000000000000010000001 .750 &00000000000000050000005 &100000000000000001000000 &100000000000000001000000 1.000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001700000017 Fry, WesleyWesley Fry 1935–1939 45 18 21 &00000000000000060000006 .467 &00000000000000060000006 &000000000000001400000014 &00000000000000050000005 .340 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001800000018 Adams, HobbsHobbs Adams 1940–41, 1946 27 4 21 &00000000000000020000002 .185 &00000000000000020000002 &000000000000001200000012 &00000000000000010000001 .167 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000001900000019 Haylett, WardWard Haylett 1942–1944 28 6 20 &00000000000000020000002 .250 &00000000000000030000003 &000000000000001200000012 &100000000000000001000000 .200 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002000000020 Fiser, LudLud Fiser 1945 8 1 7 &100000000000000001000000 .125 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000050000005 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002100000021 Francis, SamSam Francis 1947 10 0 10 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000050000005 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002200000022 Graham, RalphRalph Graham 1948–1950 31 4 26 &00000000000000010000001 .145 &00000000000000010000001 &000000000000001700000017 &100000000000000001000000 .056 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002300000023 Meek, BillBill Meek 1951–1954 39 14 24 &00000000000000010000001 .372 &00000000000000070000007 &000000000000001700000017 &100000000000000001000000 .304 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002400000024 Mertes, BusBus Mertes 1955–1959 49 15 34 &00000000000000010000001 .310 &000000000000001000000010 &000000000000002000000020 &100000000000000001000000 .333 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002500000025 Weaver, DougDoug Weaver 1960–1966 69 8 60 &00000000000000010000001 .123 &00000000000000040000004 &000000000000004300000043 &00000000000000010000001 .094 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002600000026 Gibson, VinceVince Gibson 1967–1974 85 33 52 &100000000000000001000000 .388 &000000000000001600000016 &000000000000004000000040 &100000000000000001000000 .286 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002700000027 Rainsberger, EllisEllis Rainsberger 1975–1977 33 6 27 &100000000000000001000000 .182 &100000000000000001000000 &000000000000002100000021 &100000000000000001000000 .000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002800000028 Dickey, JimJim Dickey 1978–1985[8] 80 24 54 &00000000000000020000002 .313 &000000000000001200000012 &000000000000003500000035 &00000000000000020000002 .265 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&10000000000000028500000Int Moon, LeeLee Moon 1985 9 1 8 &100000000000000001000000 .111 &00000000000000010000001 &00000000000000060000006 &100000000000000001000000 .143 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000002900000029 Parrish, StanStan Parrish 1986–1988 33 2 30 &00000000000000010000001 .076 &00000000000000010000001 &000000000000001900000019 &00000000000000010000001 .071 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000
&000000000000003000000030 Snyder, BillBill Snyder 1989–2005,
2009–2018
320 210 110 &00000000000000010000001 .656 &0000000000000125000000125 &000000000000008400000084 &00000000000000010000001 .598 &00000000000000080000008 &000000000000001000000010 &00000000000000020000002

AP Coach of the Year (1998)
Bear Bryant Award (1998)
Bobby Dodd COY (1998, 2012)
{{nowrap|Walter Camp COY (1998)
Woody Hayes Trophy (2011)
Sporting News COY (2011)

&000000000000003100000031 Prince, RonRon Prince 2006–2008 37 17 20 &10000000000000000000000 .459 &00000000000000090000009 &000000000000001500000015 &10000000000000000000000 .375 &100000000000000001000000 &00000000000000010000001 &10000000000000000000000 &10000000000000000000000

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NotesEdit

  1. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2011) (PDF). Bowl/All-Star Game Records. Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2011/Bowls.pdf. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  2. Although the first Rose Bowl Game was played in 1902, it has been continuously played since the 1916 game, and is recognized as the oldest bowl game by the NCAA. "—" indicates any season prior to 1916 when postseason games were not played.[1]
  3. A running total of the number of head coaches, with coaches who served separate tenures being counted only once. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. "—" indicates the team played but either without a coach or no coach is on record. "X" indicates an interim year without play.
  4. Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today (McLean, Virginia). Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-08-24-overtime_x.htm. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  5. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[4]
  6. Finder, Chuck (September 6, 1987). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times (New York City). Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. https://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/06/sports/college-football-big-plays-help-paterno-to-200th.html. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
  7. When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.[6]
  8. Jim Dickey resigned at the beginning of the 1985 season, going 0–2. Lee Moon replaced him and finished the season 1–8 (1–6 in conference).

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