Shaw rewarded with extension at Stanford

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Stanford football coach David Shaw has agreed to a long-term extension.

Details, including length and financial terms, were not disclosed.

Shaw is in his second season as the head coach after four years as offensive coordinator. The Cardinal won the Pac-12 title this season with a record of 11-2 and will play Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.

"David has demonstrated great success as a leader within the Stanford community and as a mentor to scholar-athletes who wear the Cardinal uniform," said Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir in a statement. "This agreement provides added stability and reassurance that David will be at the helm to secure our football program's long-term sustained success."

Stanford was also 11-2 in 2011 with a Fiesta Bowl loss to Oklahoma State. He took over the program after Jim Harbaugh left for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.

"I feel blessed to work every day with an outstanding staff and coach the best group of young men in America, and I am excited to lead the Stanford football program for many years to come," Shaw said.

Shaw, a four-year letterwinner at Stanford from 1991-94 as a wide receiver, has also coached at Western Washington and San Diego on the collegiate level. He worked in various roles with the Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders and Baltimore Ravens for nine years in the NFL.