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K-State football coach Bill Snyder makes his first Twitter post

K-State coach Bill Snyder works the sideline Saturday during the annual spring game. He made his first Twitter post Monday morning.
K-State coach Bill Snyder works the sideline Saturday during the annual spring game. He made his first Twitter post Monday morning. The Wichita Eagle

Bill Snyder is on Twitter.

Five words you may never have expected to read.

The Kansas State football coach created an account and made his first post Monday morning. Wildcat Nation noticed, quickly going above 2,000 followers by 10:50 a.m.

“So very proud of the young men in our program for their effort and commitment to improve during the off season & throughout spring practice,” Snyder wrote in his tweet.

The account doesn’t have the blue-circled checkmark associated with verified accounts, but K-State spokesman Kenny Lannou confirmed it’s Snyder’s account.

Snyder begins his 25th year of coaching the Wildcats this fall and at age 76 had, until Monday, stayed off social media. His style has been more toward writing hand-written letters to people instead of tweeting at them.

As of Monday morning, Snyder’s account is following 12 other accounts – 10 K-State assistants, the K-State athletics account and K-State football account. Of the assistants, recruiting coordinator Taylor Braet (1,777 tweets), associate head coach Sean Snyder (649), graduate assistant Collin Klein (637) and receivers coach Andre Coleman (609) are the most frequent tweeters.

Also new to K-State’s Twitter efforts were assistants revealing where they were recruiting. Offensive coordinator Dana Dimel and Coleman tweeted their whereabouts Monday. Dimel posted that he was in the 620 area code (southern Kansas outside the Wichita area), and Coleman posted he was in the 704 area code (Charlotte, N.C., area).

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