Washington rewards DeBoer with 2-yr
Washington coach Kalen DeBoer, who has led the Huskies to a 9-2 record in his first year, has consented to a contract extension through the 2028 season, the university announced Tuesday.The two-year
extension will raise DeBoer’s income by $1 million in 2023, and by $100,000 in each subsequent year. He will receive $500,000 retention benefits if still coaching Washington in March 2024 and March 2026, and a $1 million retention reward in March 2028. The contract also includes rewards for on-field achievements and the team’s academic progress.
1 Related DeBoer, whom Washington hired from Fresno State in December 2021, at first accepted a five-year contract worth up to $16.5 million with the school. Washington, which completed 4-8 last season, won its first 4 games under DeBoer and goes into the Apple Cup against competing Washington State on a five-game win streak that consists of a road success Nov. 12 versus Oregon.The Huskies
lead the FBS in passing offense (366.8 backyards per game) and rank seventh nationally in scoring (39.8 ypg) under DeBoer, who is 21-8 in 3 seasons as an FBS coach. Washington went up to No. 13 in Tuesday’s College Football Playoff rankings.
“My household and I have actually liked every minute of being here at this remarkable organization in this world-class city,” DeBoer stated in a statement. “We talk all the time about how it’s individuals who set a place apart and Husky Country is filled with a few of the best we have ever experienced. We are incredibly grateful for the assistance we have gotten and are excited to continue to build on the fantastic custom of success we have here at the University of Washington.”
DeBoer would owe Washington $12 million if he leaves prior to Jan. 31, 2025. His buyout drops to $10 million if he leaves before Jan. 31, 2026, and to $7 million if he leaves prior to Jan. 31, 2027.