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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

CFB: Wyoming football coach gets contract extension

Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. After just one season, Wyoming has extended the contract of football coach Dave Christensen by one year through 2014.

Last year, Christensen became the first head football coach in Wyoming history to win a bowl game in his first season. Wyoming defeated Fresno State 35-28 in double overtime in the 2009 New Mexico Bowl.

When Christensen was hired in December 2008, Wyoming signed him to a five-year contract with a base salary of $180,000 a year.

With his one-year extension, Christensen is now under contract to UW until Dec. 31, 2014. His original annual base salary of $180,000 remains unchanged.

Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman says Christensen has returned Wyoming football to a competitive position and re-energized its fan base.