The University of Minnesota and head football coach P.J. Fleck have agreed to a one-year contract extension through 2023, the school announced Wednesday morning. The extension needs Board of Regents approval at its Dec. 14-15 meetings in order to become official, the school added. In January, Fleck and the university agreed to a five-year, $18 million contract. Fleck’s annual salary starts at $3.5 million in 2017 and increasing by $50,000 each year through the 2021-22 school year. His new deal adds the 2022 season and is now set to expire Jan. 31, 2023. Fleck’s new contract will continue the $50,000 annual bump to his compensation, but no additional raise is included, a school spokesman emailed the Pioneer Press. Fleck’s $3.5 million salary for 2017-18 is 29th-most, according to the USA Today database of college coaches. It’s sixth-highest in the 14-team Big Ten. Fleck, 36, will be available to the media after Wednesday’s practice at 10:50 a.m. at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex.
Gophers coach P.J. Fleck receives contract extension but no added raise
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Nov 22