Football coach’s contract extended through 2018

By WSU Athletics

Leach-M-2012-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Bill Moos, Washington State University director of athletics, has extended head football coach Mike Leach’s contract through the 2018 season, Moos announced today.

Leach, in his second season guiding the Cougars, has WSU at 5-5 this season as it prepares for Saturday’s game against Utah.

“Mike Leach has done a fabulous job in his short time at Washington State,” said Moos. “Extending his contract through the 2018 season will ensure a bright future for Cougar football.

“He has elevated the program on the field, in the community and in the classroom,” Moos said. “I believe he is among the best college football coaches in America and is a fantastic fit in Pullman.”

Leach, who owns a career record of 92-57 in his 12 seasons as a collegiate head coach, has the Cougars with their most wins at this point in the season since 2006.

“I’d like to thank Bill Moos and President Floyd for extending my contract and giving me the opportunity to coach at Washington State,” said Leach. “The support we have received from students, fans, alumni and the administration has been tremendous and by the end of this year we will have facilities that rival anyone in the country.

“As I’ve said many times, my family and I are extremely happy at Washington State and love living in Pullman,” Leach said.

The Cougars host Utah Saturday in the final home game of the season. Game time is set for 12:30 p.m. and will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.