WSU football coach Mike Leach gets one-year extension

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018, file photo, Washington State head coach Mike Leach looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Utah in Pullman, Wash. Leach was named the Pac-12 coach of the year Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University and football coach Mike Leach have agreed on a one-year contract extension that runs through the 2023 season.

The school said Wednesday that Leach will be paid $3.75 million in 2019, and $4 million per year the following four years. Leach will also receive a one-time retention bonus of $750,000 following the 2020 season.

Leach guided Washington State to an 11-2 record last season, the most wins in program history. He is the only WSU coach to lead the Cougars to four straight bowl games.

In all, Leach has produced 49 victories, which ranks third in program history, in his seven years at the helm in Pullman.

Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys agreed to a three-year contract through the 2021 season.

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