Euil "Snitz" Snider was born December 9, 1905 in Adger, Alabama near Birmingham. He was a former Olympian, a successful football coach at Bessemer High School, and director of the Bessemer Technical Institute.
Snider graduated from Oak Grove High School where he was a three sport star athlete. He lettered in football, basketball and track at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn between 1924 and 1928.
Snider set a national record in the 400-meter race at 48 seconds and qualified for the U. S. Olympic team for the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. In the Olympics, he failed to get through the second round heats.
Snider was hired to coach the Dora High School football team in 1929, but stayed only one season. His team finished the season with a 6-3-1 record. While there he also coached baseball and basketball. All three of his teams won the county championship that season.