Iowa State gives head coach Matt Campbell an 8-year extension

AMES, IA – SEPTEMBER 3: Head coach Matt Campbell of the Iowa State Cyclones coaches from the sidelines in the first half of play at Jack Trice Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Ames, Iowa. Northern Iowa Panthers won 25-20 over the Iowa State Cyclones (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)

Iowa State has given Matt Campbell an eight-year extension, keeping the fifth-year head coach in Ames, Iowa, until 2028.

Further, the school vowed to provide Campbell $3 million in salary enhancements for his coaching staff over the next three years.

“Coach Campbell has always put investments in his student-athletes and football staff before his own personal gains,” ISU director of athletics Jamie Pollard said in a statement. “That is the essence of servant leadership and is what makes Coach Campbell so successful.”

Contract terms were not disclosed. Campbell earned an average of $3.5 million annually on his previous deal, which ran through 2025.

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Campbell has resuscitated a moribund program, going 35-28 and leading the Cyclones to four straight bowl games, including last season’s Fiesta Bowl. Iowa State went 9-3 last season.

“The University has made a terrific commitment to Cyclone football and I’m thrilled to continue to move this program forward,” Campbell said.

–Field Level Media