Bill Snyder wants son Sean to be his eventual replacement

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder wants his son Sean to be his replacement after retirement. 
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Kansas State coach Bill Snyder would like to see his son Sean be named his successor whenever he chooses to retire, Snyder said during a visit to ESPN on Wednesday. 

Sean Snyder punted at Kansas State in the early 1990s, during his father's first stint as coach. Sean has been Kansas State's director of football operations for the last 19 years. In 2011, he was named associate head coach and special teams coordinator. 

The 75-year-old Snyder is currently in his second tenure as head coach at Kansas State. Since re-taking the reins in 2009, the Wildcats are 51-26, and have made a bowl game in each of the past five seasons. In 23 seasons as coach, Snyder is 187-94-1, making him by far the most successful coach in school history. ​

“I have a strong belief, and my preference is Sean,” Snyder told ESPN. “He knows more about our football program than anyone. He runs our program. I have great confidence in him.

“It's easy to say, ‘He's your son,' but I don't wish coaching on anyone.”

The Wildcats finished 18th in both polls last season. The Wildcats open the 2015 season on Sept. 5 against South Dakota

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