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Bill Snyder Receives Raise As Kansas State Football Coach

Bill Snyder received a quarter-million dollar raise Saturday, the day he led Kansas State to a 51-9 victory in its season opener.

Sep 1, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder waits for a call from the officials during the first quarter against the Missouri State Bears at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 1, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder waits for a call from the officials during the first quarter against the Missouri State Bears at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder received a raise Saturday, the school announced, increasing his annual salary to $2.2 million. Snyder and the Wildcats went 10-3 and lost in the Cotton Bowl last season, and won their first game of 2012, 51-9, against FCS school Missouri State.

Snyder received a $250,000 raise, and each of his assistant coaches received 20 percent raises in their salaries. In a written statement, K-State athletic director John Currie said the pay increase was to recognize Snyder's "tremendous leadership of the program and K-State's commitment to excellence in football."

Snyder is an institution in Manhattan — the football stadium is named after him, after all — and he's been the only successful coach at K-State since World War II. Despite his advanced age, 72, he's still leading the team to victories, and the school would never think of doing anything to oust him.

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