Fargo, ND (SportsNetwork.com) - After leading North Dakota State to a fourth straight FCS national championship, head football coach Chris Klieman has been rewarded with a two-year contract extension.
The extension, announced by athletic director Matt Larsen on Monday, runs until January 2021.
Klieman, 47, took over as NDSU's head coach last January after serving as an assistant coach on the program's three previous national title winners, and he led the Bison to a 15-1 record, a fourth straight Missouri Valley Football Conference championship and the unprecedented fourth straight FCS title.
"Chris understands the culture of Bison football and what it takes to continue the program's high level of success," Larsen said. "The excitement around the football program has never been greater and I look forward to having Chris and his family in Fargo for the long term."
Klieman arrived at NDSU in 2011 as the defensive backs coach and served as the defensive coordinator in 2012 and 2013. He was a finalist for the 2014 Eddie Robinson Award, presented to the FCS coach of the year.
A native of Waterloo, Iowa, Klieman was a three-time All-Gateway Conference defensive back at Northern Iowa before graduating in 1990.
His Bison will kick off the 2015 season in the FCS Kickoff at Montana on Aug. 29.