Legendary Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is well-known for his hand-written letters. He wrote one to QB Trevone Boykin when the Horned Frogs pulled out a last-minute win over K-State. He wrote one to Oklahoma State kicker Ben Grogan after Grogan kicked a last-second field goal to win the game for OSU. And, he wrote one in October of 2015 to the student body apologizing for a particularly bad home loss.
Snyder doesn’t just write letters in defeat, though. He writes them all the time, most you will never hear about. He writes thank you letters to the Kansas State staff and professors, he writes inspirational letters to members of the Wildcat community, and he’ll even write letter of encouragement to players the Wildcats may not even play. These letters are a part of his legacy.
“If a young man gets hurt, I want to let him know I’m thinking of him,” Snyder told ABC news. “If somebody does something that maybe others see as a reason they lost a ballgame, I’ll respond to that, because no one loses a game. If somebody has a good performance, you certainly want to let them know you thought they did well.”
Now, Snyder is addressing a new audience, a much younger audience. However, he isn’t doing it with hand-written letters. At 77 years old, while coaching the Wildcats in his 26th season, he’s working on a children’s book.
**THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS FINALLY HERE!** Our next children's book author is… K-State's legendary football coach Bill Snyder! Details on his upcoming book 'Take it from Me' coming soon!
Few details are known about the upcoming book other than the title, ‘Take it from me’, and that it is coming soon. I for one, cannot wait for it to come out. Coach Snyder is truly a national treasure.