Snyder a semifinalist for Coach of the Year

By The Mercury

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is one of 16 coaches to be named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, the organization announced Monday.

The only Big 12 coach to be named a semifinalist for the award, Snyder has guided K-State to a 10-win season for the ninth time in school history after the Wildcats were predicted to finish sixth in the Big 12 prior to the year.

Under Snyder, K-State has knocked off five ranked opponents this year to set a school record, including four on the road. Additionally, the Wildcats obtained their first-ever No. 1 ranking the BCS standings earlier this season.

Joining Snyder as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Coach of the Year Award is Dave Doeren (Northern Illinois), Sonny Dykes (Louisiana Tech), Darrell Hazell (Kent State), Brian Kelly (Notre Dame), Chip Kelly (Oregon), Mike MacIntyre (San Jose State), Urban Meyer (Ohio State), Jim Mora (UCLA), Will Muschamp (Florida), Bill O’Brien (Penn State), Mark Richt (Georgia), Mike Riley (Oregon State), David Shaw (Stanford) and Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M).

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