Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has received a four-year contract extension worth $4.5 million a year, the school announced on Monday.
Mullen is entering his ninth season at MSU and has the program's best winning percentance since Allyn McKeen had a .764 mark from 1939-49. Mullen is 61-42 as the MSU head coach.
“Dan has brought unprecedented success to Bulldog football and is one of the elite coaches in the country,” MSU athletic director John Cohen said Monday in a press release. “From a school-record seven straight bowl games to our performance in the classroom, he continues to raise the standard of excellence.”
Mullen is the second-longest tenured head coach in the SEC and has produced more bowl victories (five) and bowl appearances (seven straight) than any coach in school history.
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Mullen's extension will last through the 2021 campaign.
“I am very thankful to the university and athletic administration for their belief in me,” Mullen said in a press release. “We have built a special program over the last eight years, creating a culture where winning is expected while achieving that in the toughest division in college football. I am proud of what we have accomplished, and I am truly excited about the direction we are heading as a program. This extension allows my family a long-term future here in Starkville, a place we are proud to call home.”
Mullen was named the 2014 National and SEC Coach of the Year in 2014 after leading the team to a 10-3 mark and an Orange Bowl bid.