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Dave Doeren, NC State Agree to New Contract Through 2026; Reportedly $5M per Year

Erin WalshFebruary 25, 2022

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North Carolina State has extended head football coach Dave Doeren's contract through the 2026 season, the school announced Thursday. All 10 of his assistants also got new contracts. 

According to ESPN's Andrea Adelson, Doeren's deal is worth $5 million per year. He previously received $3.5 million per season.

"Dave continues to provide tremendous leadership for NC State football and elevate the standards for our program," athletic director Boo Corrigan said in a statement. "We continue to see competitive growth, academic growth and there is great continuity among our entire staff. ... We're excited for even greater days ahead."

Doeren has been head coach of the Wolfpack since 2013, leading the team to a 64-49 record. In his nine years at the helm, NC State has had just two losing seasons in 2013 and 2019. 

The Wolfpack have played in a bowl game six times under Doeren and have gone 3-3 in those games. They could not play in its bowl game last year despite finishing 9-3 after the Holiday Bowl was canceled because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the UCLA program.

Doeren is the second-winningest coach in NC State history, and he has coached 21 players who have been drafted into the NFL during his tenure. Now that he's back for a 10th season, the Wolfpack could compete for the top spot in the ACC.

Before coaching NC State, Doeren coached Northern Illinois in 2011 and 2012. He went 23-4 during his tenure with the Huskies and led them to a win in the GoDaddy.com Bowl during his first season. 

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