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Report: Tim DeRuyter on receiving end of contract extension

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Back in November, it was reported that Fresno State was in the process of lining up a new deal for head football coach Tim DeRuyter.

Two months later, the lining up has reportedly been wrapped up.

Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com reported very early Monday morning that DeRuyter and the school have reached an agreement on a contract extension for the coach.  The five-year extension would keep DeRuyter with the Bulldogs through the 2018 season.

There was no word on what type of raise will be included in the revamped contract.  In 2013, according to the USA Today coaching salary database, DeRuyter’s total pay was $655,000.

The school is expected to announce the new deal at some point this week.

During his two years in Fresno, DeRuyter has led the Bulldogs to a 20-6 record.  They were in line to bust the BCS before a stunning 10-point loss to San Jose State in late November dashed those dreams.

Still, the 11 wins in 2013 were the program’s most since 2001.  In the three years prior to DeRuyter’s arrival, the Bulldogs were a pedestrian 20-19.

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1 Response to “Report: Tim DeRuyter on receiving end of contract extension”
  1. tigersfandan says: Jan 20, 2014 2:35 PM

    DeRuyter is a rising star in the coaching ranks. I doubt he’ll be around for the duration of this contract.

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