Matt Campbell looks like he will be staying in Ames a bit longer after signing a contract extension with Iowa State through the 2024 season.
Athletic Director Jamie Pollard said in a statement, “Coach Campbell and I had a great end-of-the-year meeting Friday and during our visit we mutually agreed to extend his contract to 2024 and further demonstrate Coach Campbell and the University’s commitment to one another. I couldn’t be more excited for our current players, fans and recruits to receive this great news.”
Campbell is the back-to-back Big 12 Coach of the Year after guiding the Cyclones to an 8-4 season and a spot in the Alamo Bowl, winning six games in the Big 12 for the first time ever. They’ll play 12th-ranked Washington State on December 28th.
Campbell added in a statement, “I can’t begin to express my appreciation to Dr. Wintersteen and Jamie for their support of our program and their willingness to work together in taking this program to levels it has never achieved previously. Our staff is committed to raising this program to a championship level and it’s important for our team, our fans and prospective Cyclones to know that we are fully invested in the future of Iowa State football.”
Ever since coming to Iowa State, Campbell’s profile has risen across the industry and he’s been tied to several big openings, including Tennessee, Nebraska, Ohio State and others. But he’s been consistent in saying he’s loyal to the Cyclones and is looking to build something special in Ames.
Their 16 wins the past two seasons is their most in a two-year stretch since the 2000-2001 season.
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