Washington State extends Leach's contract through 2018

Washington State extends Leach's contract through 2018

Washington State has extended Mike Leach’s contract through 2018.

Washington State has extended coach Mike Leach's contract through 2018 (Photo: AP)The Cougars were 3-9 in Leach’s first season at Wazzu, but are 5-5 with games remaining against Utah and arch-rival Washington.

Athletic director Bill Moos is quite pleased with the program’s progress.

“Mike Leach has done a fabulous job in his short time at Washington State,” Moos said in a release. “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.

“I believe he is among the best college football coaches in America and is a fantastic fit in Pullman.”

Leach is 92-57 in 12 seasons as a college head coach. The Cougars five wins are their most 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,” Leach said. “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.”

Photo: AP

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