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Mike Snyder

Offensive Quality Control / Assistant Quarterbacks

College: Lebanon Valley (PA)

Hometown: Lebanon, PA

Biography

Mike Snyder is in his fourth season as an offensive quality control coach with the Bears in 2021 and his first as assistant quarterbacks coach after originally being hired on February 27, 2018. Snyder also possesses six years of coaching experience at the collegiate level with Coastal Carolina (2015-17) and Wingate (2012-14). In addition to his on the field experience, he owns a Master's Degree in Sports Management from Wingate University.

In his current role with the Bears, Snyder breaks down opponent game film and presents opponent tendencies to assist the offensive coaching staff in game plan preparation. 

Most recently in 2020, Chicago averaged 331.4 total net yards per game. It was the fifth-highest yards per game finish by a Bears offense over the past 20 seasons. The club also averaged 23.3 yards per game, also good for the sixth-highest finish over the past 20 years. 

In 2019, the Bears' offense averaged 296.8 total net yards and 17.5 points per game. At the conclusion of the 2019 season, Snyder was selected to coach Wide Receivers in the East-West Shrine Bowl for college prospects.

In 2018, Snyder was part of an offensive staff that helped the Bears average 26.3 points per game, fourth-best in the NFC, and scored 24 or more points 11 times in 2018, the most since scoring 24+ points in 11 games in 1995, and were the only team to hold a second-half lead in every regular-season game in 2018.

As the offensive analyst at Coastal Carolina, Snyder was tasked with assisting the running backs during daily individual drills, breaking down the film of upcoming opponent's defenses, producing a coach's report of opponent's base and third-down defenses and preparing a weekly blitz report distributed to players.

Snyder began his college coaching career at Wingate in (2012-14) as a quarterback and special teams graduate assistant before being hired as the school's running backs coach (2013-14).

Previously, Snyder spent three years at Palmyra Area (Pa.) High School. He was the passing game coordinator, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach at various times during his tenure.

A 2009 graduate of Lebanon Valley (Pa.) College, Snyder earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science while winning three-letters as a pitcher on the Dutchmen baseball team.

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