UM Inks Golden To Contract Extension

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami and head coach Al Golden have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension that will run through February 1, 2020. Golden, who took over the UM program in December, has the led the Canes to a 6-5 record during his debut season in 2011.

"I look forward to working side-by-side with Coach Golden for many years," said Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst. "Al has done a fantastic job of rebuilding and solidifying the foundation of our football program while fostering success both on and off of the field. He has been a first-class representative of our University and I am confident that with Al leading the way, our future is very bright."

Golden's extension adds four years to the initial five-year contract which began in December 2010.

"My family loves it in South Florida, we have embraced the community and we could not be more excited about the future of the Miami Hurricanes football team," said Golden. "I can't thank President Shalala and Shawn Eichorst enough for their support and commitment to our student-athletes and staff. We are ready to hit the recruiting road and begin our preparations for the 2012 season."

Coach Golden will be available to the media after the Canes game with Boston College and again on Monday, Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. Eastern for an end of the season press conference.

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