BTN.com staff, January 11, 2016
#BOOM - It's a Gr8 Day 2 Be a Hoosier #812 - Solid Foundation & Excited as #iufb Moves Forward - #GoIU— Kevin Wilson (@OSUCoachKDub) January 11, 2016
Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced Monday that head football coach Kevin Wilson has signed a new six-year contract. The agreement runs through the 2021 season and Wilson will earn an average annual compensation of $2.55 million or $15.3 million over six years. No other coach in the Big Ten has more seasons on his contract and only one (Jim Harbaugh) has as many.
Wilson led the Hoosiers to the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl, only their second bowl appearance in the last 22 years and their first postseason appearance since 2007. IU's six victories marked the program's highest total since the same season. Indiana won the Old Oaken Bucket for the third straight campaign for the first time since 1944-47. A five-year program record 111 Hoosiers have secured Academic All-Big Ten honors under Wilson's direction.
"This contract reflects our commitment to Kevin, to continuity, and to Indiana University Football," said Glass. "Kevin has done a great job building our program into one that is competitive with the great teams of the Big Ten and the nation. We are confident that he will continue to lead us to sustained success on the field and in the classroom."
"Thank you to President McRobbie, the Board of Trustees, Mr. Glass and the entire athletics administration for their support," Wilson said. "Coupled with an already solid foundation, this ensures stability as we continue to build a winning program in the Big Ten East, one of the great divisions in college football. The administration has shown a total commitment to our program development, continuity, staffing, recruiting and facilities, and has invested heavily in the development of and experience for our students. We are excited for the opportunity and embrace the challenge ahead. My family and I love Indiana and we are all proud Hoosiers. Go IU!"
Read full IUHoosiers.com release.
#iufb head coach @IUCoachWilson has agreed to a new, six-year contract.— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) January 11, 2016
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