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LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« on: August 06, 2013, 11:49:50 PM »
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So as not to be conspicuous, humiliated players wouldn’t go out on Saturday nights, wouldn’t wear their letter jackets around, wouldn’t even go to classes on Mondays — and sometimes Tuesday, it turns out (which begins to beg other questions).

Anyway, all of that stayed with Snyder, he said, but none of it resonated like this:

“There was a young guy in our program who tried to take his life during that period of time. Who had finished (playing), and it had such an impact on him,” he said. “Somebody told me about it, and I was able to find him. I didn’t know my way around here, and it was out by the lake, and off in one of those little park areas down there.

“And sure enough they guided me to him … and he was sitting in his car, and he’s got that hose wrapped around from the exhaust into the automobile, sitting there getting ready to give his life up.”

Snyder is not prone to public emotion or sharing such details, and he didn’t elaborate on how he was able to intercede.

But here he paused and choked up as his eyes misted over.

“That really had an impact on me, all of that did,” he said, his voice soon betraying another quiver. “And to think that this silly game has that kind of an impact on the lives of young people.”

Snyder noted he recently spoke by phone with “that young person who is doing extremely well right now.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/05/4391699/snyders-effect-on-k-state-football.html#storylink=cpy


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Re: LHC LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 11:53:17 PM »
A great human.
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Re: LHC LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 08:47:22 AM »
A great human.

A great coach and an even better person.
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Re: LHC LHC LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 09:02:17 AM »
A great human.

Not sure he is even human.

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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 09:08:56 AM »
he probably showed the kid how to make the hose more efficient and the kid got tired and took a nap and bill carried him home (fireman's carry)

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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 09:09:44 AM »
Hero.

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LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2013, 09:26:38 AM »
He gets better at saving lives every single day.

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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2013, 09:38:43 AM »
role model
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Re: LHC LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2013, 10:05:53 AM »
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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2013, 10:10:46 AM »
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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 10:12:39 AM »
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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2013, 10:13:09 AM »
Recruiting ground work.


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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2013, 10:14:23 AM »
is your kid a stud baller but borderline/extremely suicidal?  send him to grandpa bill and he'll come back a less suicidal man! 

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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2013, 10:14:46 AM »
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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »
Makes boys men and keeps them alive!

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Re: LHC LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2013, 10:17:36 AM »
Makes boys men and keeps them alive!

And turns them into huge successes

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Re: LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2013, 12:02:57 PM »
I bet somehow Bill turned that hose death trap into a beer dispenser and him and  :goodbyecruelworld: enjoyed a cold one while sharing positive life stories

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Re: LHC LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2013, 12:30:20 PM »
Legendary American Head Coach Hero
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Re: LHC LHC Bill Snyder - True American Hero
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2013, 12:32:58 PM »
Sounds like that youngster got a little better everyday.
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