Marshall extends Doc Holliday through 2021

The Marshall Thundering Herd have reached an agreement with head coach Doc Holliday which will extend his contract through  June 30, 2021. Holliday’s new contract will raise his salary to $755,000 per year.

The university announced the contract extension in a statement.

“Doc has made Marshall football relevant again for the first time in a long time, with the success he has had in the last two seasons,” athletic director Mike Hamrick said in a statement. “The recent past — 23-5, two big bowl wins — has been great and the promise of the future is great. He runs an excellent program, with a commitment to doing things right on and off the field.

“We have the premier program in Conference USA and one of the best in the nation, as the final rankings showed. That’s a credit to Coach Holliday and his staff, and I’m looking forward to us having big success for a long, long time.”

In five seasons leading Marshall, Doc Holliday has an overall record of 40-25.

Last season, Holliday led the Thundering Herd to a 13-1 record which was the best in school history.

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