Jan 5, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA;Ball State Cardinals head coach Pete Lembo watches his team on the field during warmups prior to kickoff against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Ball State gives Pete Lembo contract extension

After having led the Ball State Cardinals to a 10-3 mark in 2013, head coach Pete Lembo was awarded with a contract extension this week.

The five-year extension will raise Lembo’s salary to $475,000.

Ball State’s director of intercollegiate athletics Bill Scholl said Lembo’s extension reflects the school’s commitment to fostering a winning program:

“Since I arrived at Ball State, I have spoken of our coaches building programs the right way to achieve sustained success. This contract extension recognizes the exemplary work Pete has accomplished over the past three years and the direction our football program is heading.  Our record has improved every year in his tenure and the culture Pete has created within his program is one of the best in the conference.


“From the video boards at Scheumann Stadium and Worthen Arena to the Cardinal Commitment campaign that will affect almost half the teams at Ball State and now this new contract for Coach Lembo, it is clear the university’s leadership is committed to developing champions and helping us to build a model athletics department for the Mid-American Conference.”

Ball State went 6-6 in Lembo’s debut season and gone 19-7 since then.

[Source: Ball State Sports]

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