PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University Athletics announced earlier this week that the university and Head Football Coach Mike Leach have agreed to an additional year in Leach's contract through the 2023 season.
Leach's original contract was set to expire at the end of the 2022 season.
"It's been a great run here at Washington State over the last seven years, but I still believe that our best days are ahead of us," Leach said in a statement provided by WSU Athletics. "I am just as excited to be the head coach at WSU as I was the day that I was hired and I look forward to leading this program to big things in the future."
In 2018, Leach helped guide Washington State to an 11-2 record, the best in program history. The Cougars finished the season ranked No. 10 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Polls after a 28-26 victory over Iowa State in the Alamo Bowl. He's the first WSU coach to lead the Cougars to four straight bowl games.
"Coach Mike Leach has built a nationally prominent program at Washington State and our student-athletes continue to excel athletically and academically under his leadership," said Pat Chun, WSU Director of Athletics. "His ability to create and steward a winning culture, combined with vision and expertise, make him one of the elite coaches in the entire sport of football. Few coaches could accomplish 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."
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