Washington State extends Leach by way of 2024
Washington State coach Mike Leach has agreed in precept to a one-year contract extension by way of the 2024 season, the college introduced Thursday.The 2 sides are selecting up the rollover clause in Leach’s contract that retains the settlement at 5 years. Washington State is doing its half to maintain Leach, who has had conversations with Arkansas about its head job, sources inform ESPN’s Chris Low.Leach has coached Washington State to a team-record fifth consecutive bowl look. The Cougars will study their bowl vacation spot and opponent this weekend.Leach will earn $four million yearly from 2020 to 2024, and he’ll obtain a one-time retention fee of $750,000 if he is nonetheless teaching the Cougars after the 2020 season.”Mike Leach has established, and continued, a tradition of success at Washington State, each academically and athletically, that few have matched,” Washington State athletics director Pat Chun stated in a ready assertion. “He has returned WSU to nationwide prominence, is among the prime soccer coaches within the nation, and we’re lucky to have him main our program.”Leach is 55-46 in eight seasons at Washington State and 139-89 general as an FBS coach. He went 37-15 from 2015 to 2018, together with an 11-2 mark in 2018, when Washington State set a single-season workforce document for wins and completed No. 10 within the closing AP ballot.Leach’s 43 wins since 2015 marks probably the most for a Washington State coach throughout a five-year span. The Cougars have led the FBS in passing offense 4 occasions prior to now seven seasons.