Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder was back on the sideline for spring practice after completing treatment for throat cancer.
Speaking with ESPN, the 77-year old Snyder commented publicly on the treatment for the first time since announcing the diagnosis on February 13. Now entering his 26th season coaching, Snyder was candid about the limitations he will face as he deals with the lingering effects of his treatment.
Throughout the coaches press conference, he spoke softly, if matter-of-factly.
“I wish I could spend more time at it,” he said.
Snyder made the players on the Kansas State football team about the diagnosis immediately after the public announcement was made.
The outpouring of support has added considerably to the coaches growing “to-do” list.
“That’s become quite a chore,” he said. “I’m a little bit behind. It’s just being able to express my appreciation for people who genuinely care.”
There are currently no follow up treatments scheduled, and the coach expects to handle his duties unencumbered this season.