The Washington Huskies have agreed to a contract extension with Head Coach Kalen DeBoer through the 2028 season. Much like the Kansas Jayhawks, their Head Coach has linked to talks with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the program moved swiftly to quiet those talks with new money and two more years. This new deal pays him one million more in salary in 2023 and $100,000 dollars more each of the following years. It also includes a $500,000 retention bonus in March 2024 and March 2026 if he is still with the team and a one million dollar retention bonus if he is still with the program in March 2028.
Washington coach Kalen DeBoer receives contract extension thru 2028 season & a $1 million raise for 2023. He will now earn $4.2 million next year & it increases $100,000 each season. If he’s still at UW on March 15, 2028, he will receive $1 million retention bonus
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 22, 2022
It isn’t often programs give their first-year Head Coach an extension before the end of his first season, but with outside pressure, Washington moved quickly. In his first season coaching the Huskies, Kalen DeBoer has led his team to an overall record of 9-2 and a PAC-12 record of 6-2. If he can build on this success he may get the Washington Huskies back in the College Football Playoffs faster than expected.
? ???? ?? ?????? Congrats, Coach @KalenDeBoer ?
— Washington Football (@UW_Football) November 22, 2022
Washington views itself as a top PAC-12 program and with UCLA and USC leaving for the Big Ten that becomes, even more, the case moving forward. Keeping a promising Head Coach like Kalen DeBoer is vital for program success and so far he has earned the trust they have now placed in him long-term. Nebraska will have to continue its search for a new Head Coach.