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Mark Snyder Announces His Resignation

Nov. 29, 2009

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Marshall University Head Football Coach Mark Snyder announced his intention to resign Sunday.

"I met with Mike Hamrick (Director of Athletics) extensively today and we discussed our football program. I feel that it was in the best interest of our program for me to announce my intent to resign my position," Snyder said. "It has been an honor to be the coach here and I will always be appreciative of the opportunity my university gave me.

"I want to thank all of the fans for their support and all of my players and assistant coaches for their hard work and dedication. I wish the program nothing but the best."

Snyder, a 1988 Marshall graduate, has served as head coach for the past five seasons at his alma-mater and has a career record of 22-37.

"I want to thank Mark for his five years of service to Marshall University," Hamrick said. "He is a Marshall guy and we wish him the best in his future endeavors."

Hamrick confirmed that a search for a new head coach will begin immediately and to protect the integrity of the search he will not comment on any aspect of it during the process.