Wyoming extends head coach Craig Bohl through 2023

Craig Bohl led the Wyoming Cowboys to an appearance in the Mountain West Championship Game this weekend, while picking up the conference’s Coach of the Year award.

On Friday, the Cowboys head coach was rewarded for his efforts with a fat contract extension that runs through the 2023 season.

The new seven-year deal shows the confidence Wyoming has in Bohls moving forward.

“When I hired Craig (Bohl) three years ago, I believed he was the best coach to turn around our football program,” said Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman in a statement.  “He has certainly delivered and the turnaround is evident in the performance of our team this season.

“What excites me most about this new contract is the opportunity to develop stability in our football program.  Our fans, our student-athletes, donors and our state legislators will now get an opportunity to watch this football program continue to grow.  I believe Coach Bohl is going to be the head football coach at the University of Wyoming for the rest of his career.”

Bohl, who is in his third year with the program after leading FCS powerhouse North Dakota State to three national titles, appears to be excited for the future.

Bohl’s statement can be read below:

“This is a mutual agreement to continue to move Cowboy Football forward,” said Bohl.  “I can’t thank Tom Burman, Governor Mead, President Nichols and numerous members of the state legislature enough for the support they’ve provided our football program to help us be successful.  And to our donors, fans and the UW student body, I want to thank them for the enthusiastic manner in which they have embraced our team and our coaches.
Many individuals were involved in helping make the on-going Cowboy Joe Club matching funds available — funds which have had a profound effect on the performance of our team this year.
It is exciting to see the further commitment from the state, the University, UW Foundation and Cowboy Joe Club and donors like the McMurrys and Rochelles to make the Mick and Susie McMurry High Altitude Performance Center a reality.
All of these elements will provide the resources necessary to give Cowboy Football the opportunity for long-term success, which the people of Wyoming deserve.”

Kickoff for the Mountain West Championship is set for 7:45 p.m. ET at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie. Live coverage will be available on ESPN and the WatchESPN app.

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