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Pat Fitzgerald agrees to new contract, will stay at Northwestern through 2026

Northwestern’s shelling out to lock up its head coaches.

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Pat Fitzgerald has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at Northwestern for at least the next 10 years, Brett McMurphy of ESPN reported on Monday.

Fitzgerald’s current contract was due to expire in 2020, but the new 10-year deal will apparently keep him in Evanston for another seven years after that. The exact financial details or length have not yet been released.

Fitzgerald has been the head coach Northwestern since 2006 and it appears he will be staying on for at least two decades at his alma mater. ESPN reported that men’s basketball coach Chris Collins has also agreed to a long-term extension with Northwestern.

Northwestern has gone 77-62 during Fitzgerald’s tenure and made seven bowl games, winning two.