Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is one of the longest tenured coaches in the Big 12 and it looks like he will be sticking around for a little while longer. It was announced on Friday that the school’s Board of Regents had approved a two-year extension for the coach.
The Oklahoman reported that Gundy’s extension guarantees him a spot with the Cowboys through the 2021 season. He is set to make $4.15 million in total compensation for both years.
“We wanted to be sure that everybody knew that he was our guy,” OSU President Burns Hargis said. “I think recruits and assistant coaches want to know that the coach that hired you is going to be the coach that’s there. So we thought it was important with just four years left to make a statement in that regard.”
Mike Gundy took over the job in Stillwater in 2005 after spending four years with the team as offensive coordinator under Les Miles. In 11 seasons at Oklahoma State, he has a 94-47 record and led the team to 10 straight bowl games, only missing one in his first season.
His most successful season came in 2011 when the Cowboys went 12-1, won the Big 12 championship and fell just short of making the BCS National Championship Game.
Fans and the school will get to see if the move was worth it on Saturday, Sept. 3 against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions.
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