Memphis signs head coach Norvell to contract extension

Memphis signs head coach Norvell to contract extension
Memphis head coach Mike Norvell (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The University of Memphis has extended the contract of head football coach Mike Norvell.

The deal locks up Norvell with the Tigers through 2023.

Norvell made $2.6 million in 2018, according to USA Today, which ranks him as the highest earner among non-Power 5 coaches.

He took to Twitter to thank the university on Tuesday morning:

“We wanted to show Coach Norvell that we appreciate the work he has put into elevating our football program,” Athletic Director Tom Bowen said. “Back-to-back American Athletic Conference championship game appearances, three strong recruiting classes, with more coming on board tomorrow, and helping our program to an unprecedented five straight bowl appearances deserves a show of support. We are proud to be able to put a year back on his deal and keep him at the maximum five years.”

Memphis is 26-14 with three bowl appearances under Norvell, who has been the source of several coaching rumors at big name schools.

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