STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn says football coach Bob Diaco has agreed to a two-year contract extension designed to keep him in Storrs through the 2020 football season.
Spokesman Mike Enright says the new contract will pay the 43-year-old Diaco $2 million in 2019 and $2.1 million in 2020.
The deal also calls for raises of $100,000, $150,000 and $200,000 in the three remaining seasons of his old contract. That will bring his total compensation to $1.7 million this year, $1.8 million in 2017 and $1.9 million in 2018.
Diaco's base salary remains at $400,000. The school says the additional money will be paid as bonuses and in appearance fees.
Diaco, a former defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, is entering his third season as a head coach. He was 2-10 in his first year at UConn and 6-7 last season, including a 16-10 loss to Marshall in the St. Petersburg Bowl.