Coming off a Pac-12 South division title in 2013, Arizona State has offered a contract extension of one year to head coach Todd Graham, according to a report by AZCentral.com. The contract extension will also come with a pay raise of $300,000, making Graham one of the highest paid coaches in the conference.
The Arizona Board of Regents must approve the contract extension before it becomes official, but processes like these tend to be just a formality. Once approved, Graham’s contract will run through June 30, 2019. With the pay raise, Graham will receive an annual salary of $2.7 million.
Since Graham’s arrival at Arizona State, the Sun Devils have gone 18-9, won one Fight Hunger Bowl, won one Pac-12 South title and hosted one Pac-12 Championship Game. Last season Arizona State ended the year ranked No. 21 in the final AP poll, marking the first season since 2007 Arizona State ended a season ranked in the AP top 25.
Graham is 67-38 in his eight-year head coaching career. Before arriving at Arizona State, Graham has coached at Rice, Tulsa and Pittsburgh. Graham is 4-2 in bowl games.