Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder has learned plenty of lessons in the 55 years since he began coaching, and he’s passing them on to the next generation in a new book.
The Wildcats have long been known for their mantra, “Every Man a Wildcat,” and now their iconic head coach is looking to make every boy and girl a wildcat as well.
Snyder will co-author “Take It From Me,” a children’s book written with Jefferson Knapp that will aim to teach Snyder’s famed 16 goals to young kids, according to the Wichita Eagle.
Those goals, for the uninitiated, are: commitment, unselfishness, unity, improve, be tough, discipline, great effort, enthusiasm, eliminate mistakes, never give up, don’t accept losing, no self-limitations, expect twin, consistency, leadership and responsibility.
All 16 of those goals are explained in the book.
The book will rhyme, feature Snyder in cartoon form and comprise a total of 32 pages worth of wisdom from the man known as the “Purple Wizard.”
Snyder has won 202 games at Kansas State in his tenure there, which began in 1989 and had a brief hiatus in the mid-2000s.
The coach is 77 years old and battling cancer, but expects to be on the sideline in Manhattan when the season starts.
The book goes on sale in October.