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Jackson State extends Comegy's contract

Jackson State University renewed football coach Rick Comegy's contract for two seasons through 2013, athletics director Dr. Vivian L. Fuller said on Wednesday.

Comegy has a 41-26 record in six seasons with the Tigers. They were 9-2 this season, but were ineligible for the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship because of Academic Progress Report penalties.

"Coach Comegy and his staff have an excellent track record of on-the-field success at Jackson State," Fuller said. "Moving forward under his leadership, I expect the JSU Tigers to be champions in sports, in the classroom and in the Jackson community."

The 58-year-old Comegy, who led Jackson State to the 2007 SWAC title, will earn a salary of $191,580, which is a 3 percent increase over his previous salary.