Kent State coach Sean Lewis has agreed to a contract extension by means of the 2025 season, the college introduced Monday.
Lewis, who turned the youngest FBS head coach at 31 when Kent State employed him in December 2017, has guided the Golden Flashes to consecutive profitable seasons for the primary time since 1976 and 1977. Kent State in 2019 recorded the primary bowl win in workforce historical past, and the workforce went 3-1 throughout a shortened 2020 season.
Lewis’ preliminary five-year contract went by means of the 2022 season, and he was set to earn $460,000 this yr. Monetary phrases of the brand new settlement weren’t instantly disclosed.
Athletic director Randale Richmond, who was employed in April, stated Kent State’s progress underneath Lewis has been “outstanding.”
“Sean has continued to construct this program in a trend that ensures success not only for the current, however for years to come back,” Richmond stated in an announcement.
Lewis, now 35, is a former tight finish at Wisconsin who got here up in teaching underneath Dino Babers, working for Babers at Jap Illinois, Bowling Inexperienced and Syracuse earlier than taking the Kent State job. In restricted motion final season, Kent State led the FBS in each scoring offense (48.75 PPG) and whole offense (606.5 YPG).
The Golden Flashes return 18 starters, together with standout quarterback Dustin Crum. They start the 2021 season Sept. 4 at Texas A&M, and in addition go to Iowa and Maryland subsequent month.
“I’ve stated from the start how particular this place is, and we’re simply getting began,” Lewis stated in an announcement. “We now have a tremendous workers and a particular group of younger males right here in our locker room. There’s nonetheless a number of work to be executed to comprehend all we’re able to doing.”