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SportWashington State and Mike Leach agree on contract extension

02:31  31 january  2019
02:31  31 january  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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(AP) — Washington State football coach Mike Leach on Monday agreed to a five-year, million contract extension . In his six seasons at Washington State , Leach is 38-37 and has qualified for four bowl games in the past five years. Before he arrived, WSU had only gone to 10 bowls in its history.

Michael Charles Leach (born March 9, 1961) is an American college football coach, the head coach at Washington State University in Pullman since 2012.

Washington State and Mike Leach agree on contract extension© Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Coming off a season with the most wins in school history, Washington State and Mike Leach have agreed to a contract extension that will run through the 2023 season. In addition, defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys has been signed to a three-year contract.

The contract extension for Leach is a one-year addition to the current contract for Leach. In all, Leach is now on a five-year contract as he continues to improve the Washington State program on the field. The Cougars went 11-2 last season with a victory in the Alamo Bowl, although one win shy of playing for a Pac-12 championship. The Cougars have won at least eight games each of the past four seasons.

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Washington State coach Mike Leach has agreed on a contract extension through the 2022 season, the school announced Monday. Leach will make an average of roughly million a year under the terms of the deal, which includes a 0,000 retention bonus should he remain with the program

The Washington State Cougars and head coach Mike Leach agreed to a restructuring of his contract , the school announced Monday. Leach 's original contract with Washington State ran through 2021 after the Cougars' 8-5 record in 2016 triggered a one-year extension .

“Coach Mike Leach has built a nationally prominent football program at Washington State and our student-athletes continue to excel athletically and academically under his leadership,” Washington State Director of Athletics Pat Chun said in a released statement. “His ability to create and steward a winning culture, combined with his vision and expertise, make him one of the elite coaches in the entire sport of football. Few coaches could have accomplished what Coach Leach did in 2018. There is no greater head football coach for WSU than Mike Leach and we are happy to have him leading our program for many years to come.”

Leach will be paid $3.75 million for the 2019 season and $4 million in 2020. He will be given a retention bonus of $750,000 after the 2020 season.

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As we first reported this morning, Washington State University and Mike Leach have come to an agreement on a contract extension through 2022. Leach ’s extension comes at the end of a tumultuous ride on the coaching carousel for WSU. The sixth year coach had reportedly agreed to a

Washington State football coach Mike Leach has agreed in principle to a contract extension that will pay him nearly million over the next five “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

Under Leach’s current agreement, his 2019 compensation will be $3.75 million, while the following four years he is scheduled to make $4 million per year. Following the 2020 season, Leach will also receive a one-time retention bonus of $750,000. Details of Claeys’ contract were not released.

In his seven seasons leading the Cougars, Leach has amassed 49 victories, which ranks third in program history, He has guided the Cougars to five bowl games in the past six years, also a first for a Cougar coach, and over the past four seasons WSU has the second-most conference wins of any program in the Pac-12.

Claeys joined the Washington State coaching staff in January 2018 as the replacement for Alex Grinch, who left the Cougars for a job at Ohio State. Claeys has also been the one-time head coach of Minnesota in 2016 after serving as an interim coach in 2015 and defensive coordinator of the Gophers from 2011 through 2015.

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