State "deeply saddened" by death of Matthew Snyder


Matthew's father, Sean, has served as the Wildcats' associate head coach/special teams coordinator and director of football operations the past seven seasons.

Per a report from The Mercury in Manhattan, Kan.

According to the Manhattan Mercury, emergency personnel were called to the house of Sean Snyder and his wife Wanda on Wednesday. Riley County police confirmed to the outlet there was a death.

This afternoon, police told USA Today that the death is being investigated as a suicide.

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On Thursday, Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor issued a statement after Matthew passed away. The statement said the Snyder family is "greatly appreciative of the outpouring of support displayed by the K-State Family as they cope with this tragedy".

Bill Snyder, who has a 210-110-1 record in 26 seasons at Kansas State, announced earlier this month that he would return to the sideline for the 2018 season. "Please provide your thoughts and prayers for the Snyder family".

The grandson of Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder reportedly died on Wednesday at the age of 22. This is an unthinkably sad thing for any family to deal with.

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