IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The nation’s longest-tenured head football coach plans to stick around even longer as University of Iowa officials said they were extending Kirk Ferentz’s contract through the 2029 season.
Iowa on Friday announced the four-year extension that followed a 10-4 record in 2021. It was Ferentz’s 23rd season at Iowa.
The university said Ferentz would be paid $7 million a year. That includes a $500,000 base plus $5.5 million in supplemental compensation and a $1 million “longevity bonus.” The contract will expire on Jan. 31, 2030.
Ferentz has 178 career wins, placing him first for victories at Iowa and fourth in Big Ten conference history. He surpassed Hayden Fry as the school's all-time winningest coach in 2019.
This year’s season ended in a 20-17 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl.
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