Rutgers announced Thursday head coach Kyle Flood has received a two year extension through the 2018 season.
Nj.com reported that Flood is expected to see an increase in salary from $950,000 to $1.25 million next season. Following 2015, he will earn $1.35 million in 2016, $1.45 million in 2017, and $1.55 million in 2018.
As of now, he is the only head coach in the Big-10 that is making an annual salary under a million dollars.
“Kyle Flood is a tremendous coach for our football team and has earned the opportunity to lead us into the Big Ten and build on our program successes,” athletic director Julie Hermann stated. “With the generosity of private funding, we are pleased to invest in our head coach and our entire staff at a level more consistent with our Big Ten peers.”
Flood has been apart of the Rutgers staff since 2005, serving as the offensive line coach before taking over for Greg Schiano in 2012. He currently has a 17-11 record.
Rutgers (2-0) faces their biggest test yet when Penn State travels to New Brunswick this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET for their Big 10 opener.
*Section Photo credit to Tom Ciszek, Rutgers ; Featured Photo (above) credit to Andrew Mills, Star-Ledger