ISU, football coach in agreement through the 2025 season
Iowa State and football coach Matt Campbell agreed to a contract extension that runs through the 2025 season, the university announced Tuesday morning. Contract details, including a likely raise, will be released at a later date, per ISU.
Campbell, now in his fourth-year with the Cyclones, led ISU to its third-straight winning season in 2019 and was rumored to be a target for the coaching vacancies at Florida State and Arkansas. This extension will put much of that conjecture to rest.
"Both Matt and I wanted to send a message to our fans and recruits and their families, that he is excited about the future of our football program," ISU athletics director Jamie Pollard said in a release. “We are fortunate to have Matt leading our student-athletes and look forward to the continued success of our football program.”
The extension adds one year to the contract that Campbell agreed to last offseason. That deal pays him an average of $3.5 million per year. Under those terms, Campbell would owe ISU $6 million if he were to take another job before Feb. of 2020.
If ISU wins its bowl game — the destination will be learned Sunday — Campbell would be just the second coach in school history to win eight games for three-straight seasons. ISU appeared in the College Football Playoff rankings for the third-straight year and will be in the postseason for the third-consecutive season.
“I greatly appreciate Dr. (Wendy) Wintersteen's and Jamie’s proactive approach to extending my contract,” Campbell said in a release. “My staff and I will be on the road this week actively recruiting the next class of Cyclones and it is important for recruits and their families to understand my commitment to Iowa State.”