Norfolk, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Old Dominion has announced a one-year contract extension for head football coach Bobby Wilder.
The second consecutive one-year extension will carry Wilder through the 2019 season. His five-year contract was set to run through the 2017 campaign.
Wilder has been the only head coach for the Monarchs since football resumed play in 2009. He has a record of 52-20, including a mark of 6-6 in 2014 when ODU joined Conference USA.
"ODU football continues to make significant and successful strides both academically and athletically under the dynamic leadership of head coach Bobby Wilder," said ODU athletic director Dr. Wood Selig in a statement Monday. "Additionally, our student-athletes and coaches continue to give back to the community in numerous positive ways that assist our local area and contribute to the popularity, support and growth of ODU football. Coach Wilder is a proven winner on and off the field. The entire region is fortunate to have him directing our football program."
Wilder was hired in 2007 to build a football program for the school, which last fielded a team in 1940. The Monarchs played in the Football Championship Subdivision before making the leap to the bowl subdivision last year.