Tennessee State's Reed gets extension

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Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Tennessee State football coach Rod Reed agreed in principle to a contract extension Friday.

The school said details of the contract's length and Reed's salary would be "ironed out at a later date."

Reed, who has coached at Tennessee State since 2003, took over the program in December 2009 after James Webster Jr. resigned and is 32-27 in five seasons at the helm.

The former Tennessee State linebacker has led the Tigers to three consecutive non-losing seasons, including a 6-6 mark this year. It's the first time the program has finished .500 or better three seasons in a row since 1984-86.

Reed said in a statement he was "very thankful" the school showed a commitment to him.

"Leaving TSU would have been tough to do because I feel like there is more left to be accomplished," he said.