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Houston rewards Tony Levine with extension, raise

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A much-improved second season as head coach has garnered Tony Levine a tweaked contract that will add both years and money to his old deal.

According to both FOX 26 and the Houston Chronicle, the Houston head coach has reached an agreement and signed a two-year contract extension.  Levine, whose original five-year deal was set to expire following the 2016 season, is now signed through the 2018 season.

Additionally, Levine’s new deal contains a $125,000 raise, bumping his pay to $925,000 for the 2014 season.  Levine remains one of four coaches in the AAC — Memphis’s Justin Fuente, Rutgers’ Kyle Flood and Temple’s Matt Rhule being the others — who have yet to hit the seven-figure mark in salary.

Levine, who took over the Cougars after Kevin Sumlin left for the Texas A&M job, has gone 14-12 in a shade over two seasons (he coached UH in its 2011 bowl game).  Included in that total is an 8-5 mark in 2013 that included an appearance in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

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2 Responses to “Houston rewards Tony Levine with extension, raise”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: May 20, 2014 11:26 AM

    Good for him. Tough to follow up at a program who’s last two coaches were Art Briles and Kevin Sumlin.

  2. v2the4 says: May 21, 2014 9:48 AM

    Levine is having trouble keeping coaches also…he had to fire his first OC after his first game, when said OC would not respond to calls from Levine and was changing plays.

    His second OC just left UH for TCU, and he is working on his third inside receivers coach(UT ex Tony Jeffery takes place of UH ex Brandon Middleton), his 2nd DC and other numerous changes.

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