Packers lock up HC McCarthy

Green Bay, WI ( - The Green Bay Packers signed head coach Mike McCarthy to a new multi-year contract on Monday.

McCarthy has been one of the most successful coaches in the league since taking the Packers job nine years ago. He has guided Green Bay to six playoff appearances, four division crowns and a Super Bowl title.

"We are very happy to extend our relationship with Mike," said executive vice president Ted Thompson. "Over the past nine years, he's provided great stability and consistency to the Packers organization and our community as an excellent coach and leader. He's a good man and we look forward to the future with Mike as our head coach."

The Packers, who are coming off their bye week, are 5-3 this season and a game back of the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions.

Under McCarthy, Green Bay has accumulated a 93-52-1 record. He ranks third in franchise history in wins, trailing legends Curly Lambeau (212) and Vince Lombardi (98).