On the verge of playing its first-ever conference game as a member of the Big Ten, Rutgers has given its head coach a little extra job “security.”
In a press release sent out Thursday morning, RU announced that it has reached an agreement with Kyle Flood on a new two-year contract extension. The new deal means Flood is now signed through January of 2019.
The release also noted that Flood was given a pay increase that will kick-in next year, although the specific amount wasn’t detailed. Last year, Flood made $850,000; that number would’ve put him dead last in the Big Ten as every member of that 14-team conference made at least $1.2 million in 2013.
“Kyle Flood is a tremendous coach for our football team and has earned the opportunity to lead us into the Big Ten and build on our program successes,” athletic director Julie Hermann said in a statement. “With the generosity of private funding, we are pleased to invest in our Head Coach and our entire staff at a level more consistent with our Big Ten peers.”
In his two-plus years with the Scarlet Knights, Flood has compiled a 17-11 mark. RU is off to a 2-0 start this season heading into Saturday’s game against Penn State.
“Coach Flood exemplifies our university’s standards and values both on and off the field,” said RU president Robert Barchi. “He has put together a strong coaching staff that supports our mission to compete well both in the classroom and on the field.”