Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio's annual contract extension was approved Friday morning by the school's board of trustees.

Dantonio's contract with the Spartans now runs through 2024. In 2016, he signed a six-year rolling contract, which stipulates that one year is added to his deal on an annual basis. According to reporters at Friday's board meeting in East Lansing, the trustees did not discuss the contract at any length before approving the regularly scheduled extension.

If the board had decided not to approve the annual extension, Dantonio's contract still would have been good through 2023.

Dantonio, who has been Michigan State's head coach since 2007, sharply denied accusations recently that he had mishandled sexual assault claims against players.

A former sexual assault counselor at the school told Outside the Lines that complaints about student-athletes were sometimes handled by athletic department staff and coaches. Dantonio addressed the report during a brief news conference the day it was published.