Nebraska has the answer to its vacancy at special teams following the departure of Jovan Dewitt. Sean Snyder, the son of Kansas State legendary coach Bill Snyder, has joined the Huskers’ staff as a special teams analyst.
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Snyder has spent the past 26 seasons on the Kansas State football staff, serving as a longtime special teams coordinator for the Wildcats. He also spent eight years as associate head coach on his dad’s staff before becoming a senior special teams analyst when Chris Klieman became Kansas State’s head coach.
Snyder has received plenty of praise as a special teams coach over the years. He was selected by his peers as the FootballScoop Special Teams Coordinator of the Year in 2015. He was also named ESPN’s special teams coordinator of the year in 2017. According to ESPN, Kansas State was top-10 nationally in special teams efficiency from 2014-17. The Wildcats ranked No. 1 in 2017.
In addition to his familiarity with special teams as a coach, Snyder was also an All-Big Eight punter for Kansas State in the 1990s.