Bill Snyder’s head coaching tenure began in 1989 at Kansas State. His first stint at Kansas State ended in 2005. He was rehired in 2008 where he currently serves as head coach. When Snyder was hired in 1988 the team had a record of 299-510, had only been to one bowl game and had not won a conference title since 1965. Snyder worked to turn the program around and in 1998 Kansas State recorded an 11-0 season and earned its first number one ranking in the polls. The squad ended the season 11-2. Snyder was named the 1998 National Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation, earned the distinction as the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year and won the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award. Snyder won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year a second time in 2012 after an 11-2 season and Fiesta Bowl appearance.