Not that there was ever a doubt, but Mike Gundy will continue as the head football coach at Oklahoma State after agreeing on a perpetual five-year contract at his alma mater.
Gundy and the Cowboys are off to a 6-0 start and ranked in the Top 10 heading into Saturday’s match up in Ames against the Iowa State Cyclones.
Over his career in Stillwater, Gundy is 143-67 and has had his team ranked in the Top 25 at some point every season dating back to 2008.
In a statement, Gundy said, “I am appreciative to Athletic Director Weiberg for his commitment and confidence in our football program, as well as our entire athletic department. I also want to thank President Shrum and the Board of Regents. Stillwater is home, and I love this community and Oklahoma State. Coaching my beloved alma mater is a great honor for me. I look forward to working with my outstanding coaching staff to continue having a positive impact on the lives of the players and their families who allow us the privilege to help them succeed on the field and in life.”
Athletic director Chad Weiberg added, “Coach Gundy has elevated the Cowboys to among the most consistent winners in college football during his 17-year tenure at Oklahoma State University. The numbers speak to our program’s success under his leadership. OSU is one of only seven teams to post a winning season every year over the past decade, and entered 2021 as one of only three Power Five teams with a winning season and bowl appearance in each of the past 15 years. Of course Oklahoma State is already bowl eligible in 2021, and has reached the top 10 of the Associated Press poll in 10 seasons since 2008, including this season. I am grateful to President Shrum and the Board of Regents for recognizing Coach Gundy’s leadership with the action taken today. This reinforces Oklahoma State’s commitment to competing for championships in football and to winning the right way. Coach Gundy has great coaches on his staff, talented people in the program and remarkable young men on the team. While we have experienced great success the past 17 seasons, I look forward to the future and believe the best is yet to come for Cowboy Football under coach Gundy’s leadership.”
Further terms of Gundy’s deal will be released at a later date.