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N.C. State gives Doeren new contract

The Sports Xchange

April 21, 2018 at 8:38 pm.

North Carolina State finalized a new five-year contract for coach Dave Doeren with Board of Trustees’ approval this week.

Doeren will make $3 million per year in total compensation. He will receive $1.5 million in each of the first two years, $2.25 million in the third year and $3 million in each of the final two years. Doeren also can earn as much as an additional $1.35 million for reaching academic and athletic performance goals.

The new deal extends through Dec. 31, 2022. His previous contract had three years remaining at $2.2 million per season.

Wolfpack athletic director Debbie Yow began working on a new contract in October, but the talks picked up after Tennessee tried to hire away Doeren in November to fill its head coaching vacancy.

N.C. State ended the 2017 season with a 9-4 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Wolfpack capped Doeren’s best season at the school with a 52-31 victory over Arizona State in the Sun Bowl.

The Wolfpack captured second place in the ACC Atlantic Division, their highest finish after coming in seventh, fifth, fourth and tied for fourth in the first four years under Doeren.

In five seasons at N.C. State, Doeren has compiled a 34-30 overall record, including 15-25 in the ACC, and a 3-1 mark in bowl games.

The 46-year-old Doeren had a successful run at Northern Illinois before coming to N.C. State, going 23-4 in two seasons leading the Huskies.

“We are on an exciting upward trajectory in football under the leadership of Coach Doeren,” Yow said in a statement. “He has assembled a terrifically talented coaching staff, as well, and that continuity and stability has been important to our current student athletes and recruits.

“We are pleased that Dave will continue to lead N.C. State football, playing in one of the most challenging divisions in college football, the Atlantic Division of the ACC.”

 

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