MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State head football coach Bill Snyder, who on Dec. 8 became just the fourth active head coach to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, confirmed today that he will be on the sidelines as head coach of the Wildcats in 2016.

“Following our bowl game against Arkansas, I had a chance to visit with my family, and they collectively wanted me to do what I wanted to do and none were against my decision to return as long as I am having a positive impact on the young people in our program, my health is in order and as long as I am wanted by the University and the wonderful Kansas State fan base,” Snyder said.

“We are all grateful for the incredible leadership of Coach Snyder, and I was delighted when he affirmed to me that he plans to continue,” Athletics Director John Currie said. “We look forward to him leading the Wildcats into Palo Alto for our 2016 opener on September 2.”

Snyder will enter his 25th season at K-State in 2016 and has accumulated a 193-101-1 overall record with the Wildcats. The hall of fame coach will be the second-winningest active coach among FBS head coaches in 2016, while he has recorded the most wins of any active coach at one institution.

Following the 2016 Purple/White Spring Game, which will be held on April 23, the Wildcats open the 2016 season on Sept. 2 at Stanford on the heels of their sixth straight bowl appearance and riding a 27-game home sellout streak.  The 2016 season will also mark the completion of Phase IIIB of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium master plan culminating $180 million in improvements to the stadium.