Age Gap: Big 12 Youngest Power League Even With Oldest Coach

The Big 12 coaches have the youngest average age among the Power Five conferences, even with the nation’s oldest coach.

Along with 77-year-old Bill Snyder at Kansas State, the Big 12 also has the youngest with 33-year-old Lincoln Riley as Oklahoma’s new coach. Riley is one of three 30-something coaches in the league. Baylor’s Matt Rhule and Tom Herman at Texas, the other Big 12 newcomers, are both 42.

The average age of the Big 12 coaches is just under 47 years old, the youngest among the Power Five conferences by two years.

The SEC coaches have the second-youngest average age at 49, with the Big Ten and Pac 12 both just over 50. The ACC average is nearly 53.

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