Bill Snyder, 76, to return as head coach of Kansas State

Bill Snyder announced Monday that he plans to remain Kansas State's coach through at least the 2016 season despite turning 76 this past October.

"Following our bowl game against Arkansas, I had a chance to visit with my family, and they collectively wanted me to do what I wanted to do and none were against my decision to return as long as I am having a positive impact on the young people in our program, my health is in order and as long as I am wanted by the university and the wonderful Kansas State fan base," Snyder said in a statement.

Snyder will be entering his 25th season at Kansas State. With 193 victories, he is the second-winningest active FBS head coach, and in December became just the fourth active coach to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. "We are all grateful for the incredible leadership of Coach Snyder, and I was delighted when he affirmed to me that he plans to continue," athletic director John Currie said in a statement.

The Wildcats open the 2016 season Sept. 2 at Stanford.