Saturday, December 1, 2007

Pitt's Dave Wannstedt Gets Extension

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The University of Pittsburgh gave football coach Dave Wannstedt a three-year contract extension through the 2012 season.

The school didn't disclose financial terms of the extension in a statement. Wannstedt, a 1974 Pittsburgh graduate, is in his third year as Panthers coach.

"The day I accepted the head coaching position at the University of Pittsburgh, I said that our goal was to firmly place Pitt among the very best programs in the country,'' Wannstedt said. "That goal has not changed and I believe now more than ever that we are doing all the necessary things to reach that level.''

Pitt finished 5-7 after beating second-ranked West Virginia 13-9 in today's season-finale. Wannstedt has a 16-19 record in his three seasons.

Prior to taking over at his alma mater in 2004, the 55- year-old Wannstedt was the coach of the National Football League's Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears and was an assistant with the Dallas Cowboys.

Source: Bloomberg

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