The Utah State Aggies have extended head football coach Matt Wells’ contract through 2019. The university made the announcement on its official athletics website, and it was reported by Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk.
USU interim AD Jana Doggett offered a brief statement on Wells’ extension.
“It is extremely important to us that we keep Matt and his staff at Utah State long-term, and I know in my conversations with him this is exactly what he wants,” said interim AD Jana Doggett. “We know what we have in Coach Wells and his commitment to our student-athletes continues to be tremendous. Matt has deep roots here as a former Aggie quarterback and he conveys his passion for our great university on a daily basis.”
Naturally, Wells offered a comment of his own.
“I am very appreciative of the support shown by my University and President (Stan) Albrecht, and in our staff and myself,” said Wells. “I am extremely honored to coach here at my alma mater and I’m as motivated as ever to reset the culture daily that has been established here at Utah State in our football program. We will continue to work hard toward our goals of graduating our student-athletes on time, and competing for and winning Mountain West championships.”
Since taking over for Gary Anderson in 2013, Wells has gone 19-9 (13-3 MWC) and owns a 2-0 bowl record with the Aggies. Prior to becoming head coach, he was the team’s offensive coordinator and also served a stint as the quarterbacks and running backs coach.
Utah State opens the 2015 campaign at Romney Stadium against the Big Sky’s Southern Utah Thunderbirds on September 3.
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