|Pat Narduzzi. Image via pittsburghpanthers.com.|
Pat Narduzzi has only been head coach of Pitt for one season, but he has already earned a contract extension.
Pitt announced Thursday morning that it and Narduzzi had come to an agreement for a two-year extension on his current contract with the school. The new deal will now go through the 2021 collage football season,
“The University of Pittsburgh is an incredible place with incredible people," Narduzzi said in a statement from the school. My family and I plan to make Pittsburgh our home for a very long time and we're glad the leadership at Pitt feels the same way. It is an honor to serve as Pitt's head football coach and I'm continuously energized by what we can, and will, accomplish here.”
Pitt went 8-4 in Narduzzi's first season as head coach, an improvement from a 6-7 record in 2014. The Panthers' ACC record also improved, going 6-2 as opposed to a 4-4 record last season.
Pitt wii face Navy in the 2015 Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md. on Dec. 28.