When Bill Snyder arrived on the Kansas State campus in 1989, he took over quite possibly one of the worst college football programs ever. Snyder's predecessor had gone 2-30-1 from 1986-88, and the Wildcats hadn't had a winning season since a 6-5-1 record in 1982 nor a 10-win season since 1910. It's no wonder then that despite being among the oldest college football coaches in the country that KSU fans probably hope Snyder never retires.
After cutting his teeth as the offensive coordinator and QB coach at Iowa from 1979-88, Snyder has gone an unbelievable 210-110-1 in Manhattan. His tenure also includes 19 bowl appearances, a pair of Big 12 titles, 7 overall Coach of the Year honors, and an introduction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
In fact, when he originally retired from K-State in 2005, the school brought him back three years later after Ron Prince amassed a paltry mark of 17-20 in Snyder's absence.
As you'll see below, the Wildcats' head coach isn't the only one succeeding at the age of 60-plus. FBS stalwarts like Frank Solich, Butch Davis, Kirk Ferentz, and some guy from Alabama named Saban haven't slowed down a lick over the years.
Oldest College Football Head Coaches
|Bill Snyder||78||Kansas State|
|Joe Moglia||69||Coastal Carolina|
|Rocky Long||68||San Diego State|
|Butch Davis||66||Florida International|
|Herm Edwards||63||Arizona State|
|Bob Davie||63||New Mexico|
|Mark Dantonio||62||Michigan State|
|Steve Addazio||60||Boston College|
|Paul Johnson||60||Georgia Tech|
|Rick Stockstill||60||Middle Tennessee|