Sean Snyder
Current position
TitleAssociate head coach /
Special teams coordinator
TeamKansas State
ConferenceBig 12
Biographical details
Born (1969-09-21) September 21, 1969 (age 51)
Alma materKansas State University
Playing career
1989–1992Kansas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Kansas State (Assistant)
Kansas State (Special Teams)
Accomplishments and honors
Consensus All-American (1993)
First-team All-Big Eight (1992)
Big Eight Defensive Newcomer of the Year (1991)
Kansas State Ring of Honor

Sean Snyder (born September 21, 1969) is an American college football coach. He played college football for Kansas State University, where he was an All-American punter. Snyder is currently the special teams coordinator at Kansas State.

Early years

Snyder earned first-team all-area and second-team all-district honors as a punter and kicker at Greenville High School in Greenville, Texas. He also played baseball.

College career

After redshirting his first season at Iowa in 1988, Snyder saw action in two games for the Hawkeyes as a redshirt freshman in 1989. He transferred to Kansas State, following his father, Bill. Due to NCAA rules, he was forced to sit out the 1990 season. In 1991, as a junior, he was named Named the 1991 Big Eight Defensive Newcomer of the Year by the conference coaches after finishing fourth in the league and 27th nationally with a 40.5 punting average. He also earned honorable mention All-Big Eight honors from the Associated Press and the coaches and out-punted six of his seven Big Eight counterparts in head-to-head matchups, including all three punters that finished ahead of him in the overall statistics.

In 1992 as senior, he was Named first-team All-American by the AP and the AFCA and was named the First first-team All-American at Kansas State since Gary Spani in 1977, a span of 15 years. Snyder finished his senior season by rewriting the Kansas State punting record book and broke the Wildcat records for best punting average with 52.8 yards per punt. He was also was a first team All-Big Eight selection by the Associated Press and the league's coaches. Had at least one punt of 52 yards or more in all but one game and has booted at least one 60 yarder in four of 11 games. [1]

Snyder is the son of Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder.

Career statistics

Year Team G No Yards Avg Long
1989 Iowa 11 7 237 33.9 47
1991 Kansas State 11 55 2,228 40.5 64
1992 Kansas State 11 80 3,572 44.7 46
Career Totals 33 142 6,037 42.5 64


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