Sean Snyder retained as director of football

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A day after naming the initial appointments to his Kansas State football staff, head coach Ron Prince announced today that Sean Snyder would be retained as the program's director of football operations.

Snyder, the son of former head coach Bill Snyder and a long-time member of the football staff at K-State, becomes the second individual retained from the previous staff.

Prince announced Thursday that veteran defensive line coach and K-State alumnus Mo Latimore would also be retained.

As the director of football operations, Snyder will continue to handle internal operational and administrative matters for the program.

An All-America punter for the Wildcats, Snyder recently completed his 11th year as a member of the Kansas State staff and his fifth as the program's director for football operations.

Snyder received his start as a part-time assistant coach with the Wildcats in 1994 and served in that capacity until 1996, when he began focusing his efforts on the administrative side of the program.

A member of Kansas State's inaugural Ring of Honor Class in 2002, Snyder was one of the program's most prolific punters during his playing days at K-State from 1991-92.

As a senior, Snyder earned first team All-America honors from The Associated Press, Kodak and Athlon's after averaging a school-record 44.7 yards per punt. In 1991 he was tapped as the Big Eight Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 1991 after averaging 40.5 yards in his junior season.

A first team All-Big Eight selection in 1992 after earning honorable-mention in 1991, Snyder was also selected to play in the 1992 Blue-Gray Game in 1992.

K-State Special Teams MVP in 1991 and 1992, Snyder held K-State's records for both punting average in a game (52.8 on 12 punts at Colorado) and in a career (43.0) before having his career punting mark broken by James Garcia in 1998.

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