Tulane extends coach Curtis Johnson’s contract through 2020

Oct 5, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tulane Green Wave head coach Curtis Johnson against the North Texas Mean Green during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Tulane defeated North Texas 24-21.Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Tulane Green Wave football program was able to put together their best season in more than a decade, which has resulted in a big reward for head coach Curtis Johnson. On Saturday evening, Tulane officials announced that the university has agreed to extend their head coach’s contract through the 2020 college football season.

The university would not comment on the financial details of the deal, but the new contract extends three-years.

“I’m very pleased to announce an extension through 2020 for Coach Johnson,” athletic director Rick Dickson said in a statement. “He and his staff have quickly established a winning culture within the Tulane cornerstones of excellence in scholarship, sport and service. We look forward to working together through this new era for Tulane football, as we go forward into our bowl game, our new conference our and new stadium.”

Johnson released a statement of his own following the news of his new contract.

“(Scott) Cowen and Rick Dickson have both been fantastic to me and this program and I believe this is the best opportunity in the world,” Johnson said.  “I love being the head coach at Tulane and our assistant coaches really feel good about what we are doing and the direction we are headed.  I am committed to Tulane and our administration is committed to our program and this extension is a great example of that promise.  This is extension will allow us to take this program to new heights.”

This season, Tulane played their way to a  7-5 record, which included a 5-3 record in Conference USA play. The team was also able to receive an invitation to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, which they have gladly accepted.

Topics: Curtis Johnson, Tulane Green Wave

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