Late last week reports began to surface that Kansas State Wildcats head football coach Bill Snyder was receiving treatment for an “unknown health issue.” We now know the health issue as Snyder released a statement this morning announcing he has been diagnosed with throat cancer.
In the release Snyder also notes he has been receiving outpatient treatment for the past three weeks at KU Medical Center, and “am getting along very well.” He has also visited M.D. Anderson in Houston as part of his treatment process.
According to his statement both “teams...project a positive outcome” and have a schedule in place that will allow Snyder to continue coaching. His doctors expect him to be on the field for the start of spring practice March 29.
Even with the reports from last week the news of Snyder’s cancer comes as a surprise.
We’ll continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. It goes without saying, but the entire K-State “family” supports Snyder and his family through this difficult time.