Bill Snyder: AP Big 12 Coach of the Year

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is the Associated Press' Big 12 Coach of the Year, winning a unanimous vote of 18 writers who regularly cover the conference.

It's the second consecutive such award for Snyder, who joins Oklahoma's Bob Stoops as the only three-time winner of the award.

Snyder led K-State, picked to finish sixth in the league to begin the season, to a Big 12 title and an 11-1 record. His quarterback, Collin Klein, is one of three Heisman finalists as well.

"There’s a lot of people who invest a lot of emotion, a lot of spirit, and probably who as much as anything genuinely care," Snyder said, according to the Associated Press. "Certainly that embraces all of our players and all our staff and all the support people that we have in our program."

The Wildcats face Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl next month.