ISU football coach Matt Campbell agrees to contract extension

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Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell calls a timeout during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

AMES, Iowa (KCAU) (AP) – Iowa State football coach Matt Campbell has agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2025 season.

The Cyclones announced that Campbell has been locked up for the next six seasons.

“I greatly appreciate Dr. (Wendy) Wintersteen’s and (Iowa State AD) Jamie’s (Pollard) proactive approach to extending my contract,” Campbell said. “My staff and I will be on the road this week actively recruiting the next class of Cyclones and it is important for recruits and their families to understand my commitment to Iowa State.”

Iowa State and Campbell agreed to a six-year, $22.5 million contract in 2017 and extended that deal by a year last December.

Campbell guided his 2019 team to a tie for third place in the Big 12 and a berth in a bowl game for the third season in a row. The Cyclones were 7-5 overall and appeared in the College Football Playoff rankings for the third consecutive year.

It ends speculation that Campbell might be a candidate for a number of job openings around college football.

“Both Matt and I wanted to send a message to our fans and recruits and their families, that he is excited about the future of our football program,” Pollard said. “We are fortunate to have Matt leading our student-athletes and look forward to the continued success of our football program.”

The football team will play in a bowl game for the third straight year with the opportunity to achieve three eight-win seasons in a row for only the second time in school history. 

Iowa State will learn of its bowl destination Sunday.


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