Coach Mussman gets extension

It was announced yesterday that UND Football Head Coach Chris Mussman has received a three year extension to his contract that will take him through the 2015 season.  His base salary will be $114,612 during the first year of the contract, according to the Grand Forks Herald article.  Mussman is 23-20 as a head coach and was named the Great West Conference Coach of the Year in 2011.  We have not heard if his staff received a raise along with Mussman’s extension.

The extension was definitely warranted for Coach Mussman.   He seems to be settling into the role of Head Coach and recruiting has appeared to have gotten better each of the past 4 years.  This deal is also good for the stability of the program as they exit the transition abyss and enter the beautiful views of the Big Sky Conference.  The football program was inconsistent early in the transition but seemed to find some footing during this past season, going 8-3 and winning the games they should have.   Their three losses were to Idaho (FBS), Fresno State (FBS) and Cal Poly, who shared the Great West Championship with UND.   Now they will need to take their play to another level with a full Big Sky schedule on the horizon.  Instead of playing 7 random games along with 4 conference games, they will now have 8 conference games that take on a special meaning each time.

 

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5 Responses to Coach Mussman gets extension

  1. geaux sioux says:

    does his contract include a larger budget for assistants?

  2. UND9296 says:

    Any thoughts on Vandrovec’s blog today?

    • Avatar of oskie oskie says:

      Everything he said was spot on. UND is underpaying their FB and BB coaches and nobody can argue it. However, one can say that their salary is in line with their experience. Both are young and this is their first heading coaching gig. They tried to bump it with those latest extensions but those two are nowhere near their peers. We cannot believe Jones only gets 86k!

      From everything we have heard, the UND FB assistant coaches are the ones who are grossly underpaid. Hopefully, they adjusted that with Mussman’s latest contract.

    • I agree with Oskie. Most of Vandrovec’s blog post was pretty much factual. Hard to argue against any of it.

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