SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington State has extended the contract of football coach Mike Leach for two years, ensuring he’ll be at the helm through the 2018 season.
Athletic director Bill Moos made the announcement Monday.
Leach has led WSU to a 5-5 record in his second season as the Cougars prepare for Saturday’s game against Utah in Pullman.
That’s the most wins for the Cougars at this point in the season since 2006. They have two games left.
The Cougars are one win shy of qualifying for a bowl game. They have not played in the postseason since 2003.
Leach was hired prior to the 2012 season and he signed a five-year contract that paid more than $2.2 million per year, plus incentives. He is the highest-paid coach in Washington State history.
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