The Iowa State Cyclones have extended head coach Matt Campbell through the 2028 season.
The head coach who has taken the Cyclones to unprecedented heights continues to remain loyal to Ames and Iowa State University. Campbell said in a statement, “The university has made a terrific commitment to Cyclone football and I am thrilled to continue to move this program forward.”
The deal also reportedly includes $3 million in staff pay improvements and more details are set to come out at a later date.
Campbell arrived in Ames in 2016 and after a 3-9 season has steadily built Iowa State football to a team that played in the Big 12 Championship Game this season. The Cyclones then went to the Fiesta Bowl where they rolled the Oregon Ducks.
Campbell is 35-28 in his coaching career at Iowa State, including a 26-19 record in the Big 12 Conference. He’s been tied to different college and NFL job openings across the country, but has continued to remain committed to Iowa State and it doesn’t look like that’s ending anytime soon.
Campbell has been the Big 12 Coach of the Year three times in 2017, 2018 and 2020, along with being named the AP Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2020.
The Cyclones return a ton of talent in 2021 and should be a Top 10, at worst Top 15, team in the Preseason AP Poll.