Washington has signed coach Kalen DeBoer to a contract extension that adds two years and $1 million per year in value to his existing contract. The six-year contract will pay DeBoer $26.7 million base salary and increases his buyout above $10 million through the 2025 season, according to The Athletic.
DeBoer’s original contract was for five years and $16.5 million, making him one of the lower-paid coaches at the Power Five level and 10th out of 12 in the Pac-12. The new deal brings him into the middle class of Pac-12 coaches. His $4.2 million salary in 2023 would rank slightly behind Oregon’s Dan Lanning at No. 6 in the conference.
“It is clear that Kalen is such an amazing fit at the University of Washington,” athletic director Jen Cohen said. “He has come in and made an incredible impact in every aspect of the program, our department, the University and the Seattle community. Kalen is an elite competitor who approaches each and every situation with the utmost class and integrity. We couldn’t be more excited that he and his family will be on Montlake for the foreseeable future leading these tremendous young men in our football program.”
In his first season at the helm, DeBoer has led the program to a 9-2 record, more than doubling the program’s mark of 4-8 in 2021. Quarterback Michael Penix Jr. leads the nation with 3,869 yards passing one year after the program ranked No. 73 nationally in passing offense.
The Huskies moved up in the latest edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings to No. 13 on Tuesday after handing No. 9 Oregon its second loss of the season in a 37-34 decision. If the Ducks lose against rival Oregon State and Washington edges Washington State in the Apple Cup, the Huskies still have a dark horse path to…
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Author : Shehan Jeyarajah
Publish date : 2022-11-23 00:25:30
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