Washington’s Chris Petersen signs 2-year contract extension

Nov 26, 2015, 9:28 AM | Updated: 10:10 am
Chris Petersen’s two=-year extension will keep him under contract through the 2020 season. (A...
Chris Petersen's two=-year extension will keep him under contract through the 2020 season. (AP)
(AP)

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington coach Chris Petersen has signed a two-year contract extension keeping him tied to the Huskies through the 2020 season.

Washington announced Petersen’s extension on Thursday morning. Petersen originally signed a five-year contract in December 2013. Petersen will be paid $4 million per season in 2019 and 2020, the same as he is scheduled to make in 2018, the final year of his original contract.

Petersen left Boise State to take over for Steve Sarkisian at Washington after the 2013 regular season. He led the Huskies to a bowl game and 8-6 record in his first season. With a young team this year, the Huskies (5-6) have been inconsistent and need a victory over rival Washington State on Friday to reach bowl eligibility.

Petersen is 105-24 in his career as a head coach.

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