Sean Snyder hired by Kansas

Bill and Sean Snyder
Head coach Bill Snyder talks with son and associate head coach Sean Snyder as the Wildcats head into the locker room prior to the Wildcats' Big 12 matchup. The Wildcats played the No. 20 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Oct. 3, 2015, in Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Archive photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

Kansas University’s football program hired Sean Snyder, son of Hall of Fame head football coach Bill Snyder, as special assistant to the head coach, Lance Leipold, according to Kansas Athletics.

Snyder, 53, served primarily as a special teams assistant coach for over 20 years at Kansas State before leaving for USC in 2020. He served as the special teams coordinator last season at Illinois.

Snyder also played three years at K-State as a punter in the early 1990s under his father. He was a Consensus All-American in 1992 and First-Team All-Big Eight that same season. Snyder punted over 5,000 yards between 1991 and 1992 with the Wildcats.