Bill Snyder, Kansas State’s head football coach, is one of my favorite coaches to study because of his ability to sustain success at the highest level in a tough job. Snyder’s program operates with the utmost integrity and the article below explains a little bit of how he does that in describing the “16 Goals” Snyder laid out at his first meeting at Kansas State. As you can see, those goals are still a large part of Snyder’s program to this day. The article does a nice job introducing the concept, but what’s really neat is how Kansas State’s athletic department has made a video explaining each goal, the video playlist is linked below.
“I’m not so sure that statistics win ballgames for you. I don’t think many coaches really believe in that. I think we’ve been– a lot of things happen. I think we’ve had good fortune. I think our youngsters have played hard,” Snyder said. “We’re fortunate to be where we are. I certainly understand that, can appreciate that … There’s not a great deal of thought given to what’s happened in the first six ballgames, other than mistakes that we’ve made and how we might improve on those and get them corrected.”