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San Jose State extends MacIntyre

San Jose State extended the contract of head football coach Mike MacIntyre through the 2017 season.

"In two years as San Jose State's head coach, Mike MacIntyre created a new dynamic that articulates all the positives of our football program to our fans, alumni and future Spartans. He is a passionate and exceptional leader, a wonderful University ambassador and his football knowledge will point us in the right direction to succeed as an FBS program," San Jose State athletic director Tom Bowen said. "We're looking forward to a very bright future for Spartan football with Mike MacIntyre as our head coach."

After going 1-12 and 0-8 in the WAC in his first season with the Spartans in 2010, San Jose State improved drastically in 2011, going 5-7 and 3-4 in conference play.

"My family and I love living in San Jose. I'm very happy that President (Mohammad) Qayoumi and Tom Bowen are giving my staff and I the opportunity to continue building our program here at San Jose State. There's a belief that the program is headed in the right direction and this gives us the stability needed to build for the future," MacIntyre said.