Rutgers is showing faith, not to mention patience, with Chris Ash.

Ash, who just finished his season season as Scarlet Knights head coach, has been given a new five-year contract through the 2022 season, a Rutgers official confirmed on Monday morning.

The news was first reported by nj.com.

Ash coached his first two years on a Memorandum of Agreement, a five-year, $11 million pact signed in Dec. 2015. This new deal represents Ash's first contract with the school.

Rutgers is 6-18 in Ash's first two seasons, including 4-8 this fall. The Scarlet Knights began this season 1-4, including a puzzling home to loss Eastern Michigan, but then won three of four to enter bowl contention. They closed the season by losing three straight games at Penn State, at Indiana and vs. Michigan State.