Share “High school football: Seminole coach Mike...”

High school football: Seminole coach Mike Snyder one win away from 300 victories

Seminole coach Mike Snyder enters Friday's game at McLoud with a chance to join an exclusive group of coaches who have won 300 games at the high school level.
by Ryan Aber Published: September 13, 2012
Advertisement

photo - Mike Snyder, head football coach at Seminole High School on Wednesday,  September 21, 2005.  Oklahoman Photo by Steve Sisney
Mike Snyder, head football coach at Seminole High School on Wednesday, September 21, 2005. Oklahoman Photo by Steve Sisney

Snyder hasn't brought up the milestone to his team, but they know.

“I don't talk about it a whole lot but there's a lot of attention to it in town,” Snyder said. “They know it. It'll just come when it comes.”

He's also received quite a few phone calls and visits from former players, with several showing up last week and more expected this week.

Snyder took over as the head coach in Seminole in 1980 after several years as an assistant there.

He's considered leaving a few times but never pulled the trigger.

“It's entered my mind a couple times,” Snyder said. “Then I start looking around and thinking, ‘Gosh, I have it better than 99 percent of the people I know. Seminole hasn't changed much. The kids are still the same. You can coach a kid as hard as you want in football. The kids understand that and the parents understand that.

“I've had so many players and assistant coaches and I'm only on my fifth superintendent since I've been here. We've never not had great support from our administration.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Family reports Ohio State football player is missing
  2. 2
    Ferguson Protests Move to Stores for Black Friday
  3. 3
    A McDonald's in a church? McMass wants to build one
  4. 4
    UMass Amherst cuts ties with Bill Cosby
  5. 5
    News 9: Moore High School Band Marches In Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade
+ show more