Old Dominion extends head football coach Bobby Wilder

The Old Dominion Monarchs football team should continue to be under the direction of head coach Bobby Wilder for the foreseeable future. The university issued a press release announcing Wilder’s contract extension.

With his new deal, Bobby Wilder is under contract through Dec. 31, 2019.

Old Dominion athletic director Dr. Wood Selig said, “ODU football continues to make significant and successful strides both academically and athletically under the dynamic leadership of head coach Bobby Wilder.

“Additionally, our student-athletes and coaches continue to give back to the community in numerous positive ways that assist our local area and contribute to the popularity, support and growth of ODU football. Coach Wilder is a proven winner on and off the field. The entire region is fortunate to have him directing our football program.”

Old Dominion is set to enter its second year at the FBS level as a member of Conference-USA.

Since taking over as head coach in 2007, Bobby Wilder has accumulated a 52–20 record. Last season was the Monarchs’ first in C-USA, and they finished a modest 6-6.

The program will look to improve in 2015.

“I am honored to receive this extension from Old Dominion University. Since the day I was hired on February 12, 2007 I have considered it a privilege to be the head coach of this program. Together we have built a program that has represented the University and the community in a first class manner,” Wilder said.

“The achievement I am most proud of has nothing to do with wins and losses. In the fall of 2014 we finished second in C-USA in team grade point average out of 14 teams. I am grateful for the tremendous support from President Broderick and Athletic Director Selig.”

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Jason Hirschfeld | The Virginian-Pilot