Rutgers extends Greg Schiano’s deal through 2030

Field Level Media

December 13, 2023 at 8:35 pm.

Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano agreed to a contract extension through the 2030 season on Wednesday.

The Scarlet Knights’ all-time wins leader is 86-95 in two stints with the program (2001-11, 2020-present).

“This is a great day for Rutgers Athletics,” athletic director Pat Hobbs said in a news release. “In four years, Coach Schiano has transformed our program, this year resulting in bowl eligibility. Continuity is critical in building winning programs. We have the right leader and the right staff to lead the Scarlet Knights in the years ahead.”

Schiano will earn $6.25 million in 2024 under the new contract.

Schiano, 57, has guided Rutgers to eight bowl games, including the Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl against Miami (FL).

The Scarlet Knights lost four straight to finish the 2023 regular season at 6-6, including 3-6 in the Big Ten.

“I would like to thank President (Jonathan) Holloway, Athletic Director Pat Hobbs, the Board of Governors and our entire team for their continued belief in what we are building,” said Schiano. “Rutgers is home to my family and me, and we are blessed to have the opportunity to build a championship program right here in New Jersey.”

Schiano left Rutgers after the 2011 season to become head coach of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he was 11-21 during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

He returned to college football as the defensive coordinator and associate head coach at Ohio State from 2016-18 before returning to Rutgers ahead of the 2020 season.