A person with knowledge of his decision tells The Associated Press that Bill Snyder is retiring as the coach of Kansas State. The move ends his three-decade relationship with the program that included 27 years on the sideline interrupted by a brief retirement.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because an announcement was planned later Sunday.

The 79-year-old Snyder has been considering his future since the Wildcats finished a 5-7 season with a disheartening loss to Iowa State that eliminated them from bowl eligibility.

The Manhattan Mercury was first to report that Snyder was retiring.

Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Snyder turned around one of the worst programs in college football when he arrived in 1988, making it a perennial powerhouse in the Big 12. He finishes his career with a record of 215-117-1, trips to 19 bowl games, two Big 12 championships and a spot in college football’s Hall of Fame.

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Source: The Associated Press

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