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Washington Signs Chris Petersen To Two-Year Contract Extension

SEATTLE – Washington football coach Chris Petersen’s contract has been extended by two years, linking the second-year Husky head man to the UW through the 2020 season.

Athletic director Scott Woodward announced today that Petersen, who was a originally signed to a five-year deal in December of 2013, has added two more years to the end of the original contract. Petersen’s compensation will remain the same in years six and seven as in the fifth year.

“Coach Petersen has demonstrated tremendous integrity and is building a program that Husky fans can be proud of, both on and off the field,” Woodward said. “This extension is well-deserved and we hope Coach Petersen is a Husky for a long time to come.”

Petersen, the only two-time recipient of the Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year Award, entered the 2015 season with the highest winning percentage in the country among active NCAA-FBS coaches (minimum five years at FBS level). Last season, he reached his 100th career win in his 117th game, the fifth-fewest in major college history, tied with Knute Rockne.

Friday, the UW takes on Washington State in the Apple Cup, presented by Boeing. The 108th meeting between the Huskies and Cougars will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PT and air on FOX television.

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Washington Media Relations contributed to this report


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