PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Athletics announced Monday that Head Coach Mike Leach has agreed in principle to a provision in Leach’s contract to extend the agreement an additional year through the 2022 season, bringing it to a five-year contract.
The new agreement will also provide increased compensation for Coach Leach beginning in 2018 as well as for the assistant coaches’ salary pool.
“Coach Leach has led a spectacular turnaround in the fortunes of our football program during the last six years, and we want to keep him in the Cougar family for a long time to come,” said WSU President Kirk Schulz. “Importantly, our on-field football success has reaped dividends for the entire athletic program, invigorating the interest of fans, boosting football season ticket sales and increasing donor contributions to the Cougar Athletic Fund.”
The president also noted how the success of the football program under Leach has benefited the university at large. “Intercollegiate athletics are a critical front door to every university,” Schulz said, “and the achievements led by coach Leach have raised the visibility of WSU across the nation—which boosts our goal to become one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities by 2030.”
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