KSU Football Head Coach Bill Snyder Diagnosed with Throat Cancer

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2017

MANHATTAN, KS - NOVEMBER 26:  Head coach Bill Snyder (C) of the Kansas State Wildcats gets carried off the field, after winning his 200th career game against the Kansas Jayhawks on November 26, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas.  (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
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Kansas State Wildcats head football coach Bill Snyder announced Monday he has been diagnosed with throat cancer, but he expects to be available for spring practices.

ESPN's Jake Trotter passed along this from Snyder:

Kellis Robinett of the Wichita Eagle reported Sunday that Snyder had missed some work days and hadn't attended recent Wildcats basketball games, which he typically does during the offseason.

The 77-year-old led Kansas State to a 9-4 record and AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl victory over the Texas A&M Aggies during the 2016 season. He also reached 200 wins in his career (currently 202-105-1) during the campaign.

Snyder recently inked the No. 59 recruiting class for 2017, per Scout's rankings, and is looking to lead the Wildcats to their eighth straight bowl game.