After leading the UConn football program to their first bowl appearance in five years, head coach Bob Diaco has signed a two-year extension to remain head coach of the Huskies through the 2020 season, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel.
SOURCE: UConn football coach Bob Diaco has agreed to a two-year contact extension through 2020.— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) May 16, 2016
The second-year head coach boats an 8-17 record in his time at UConn, including a 6-7 campaign last fall that ended with a loss to Marshall in the St. Petersburg Bowl. The extension was a perk of Diaco’s original contract, and his extension comes just months after he was contacted by other FBS schools looking to fill their respective head coaching vacancies.
Diaco’s extension will go into effect in 2019 and last through the 2020 season. Per ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Diaco is slated to make $2 million in 2019 and and $2.1 million in 2020. If he remains at UConn through his initial contract and begins serving his extension in 2019, he will receive a $500,000 retention bonus for completing his initial contract on Dec. 31, 2018.
UConn’s Bob Diaco received 2-year extension thru 2020, school spokesman said. Diaco will earn $2 million in 2019 & $2.1 million in 2020— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 16, 2016
Diaco will begin his third season as head coach Thursday, Sept. 1 as the Huskies take on FCS foe Maine at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. Kickoff time is yet to be announced.