By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Penn State’s James Franklin has agreed to a 10-year contract extension that runs through 2031.READ MORE: Panel Gives The Go Ahead To Demolish Building That Housed Wright Brothers' First Bike Shop
Penn State Athletics announced the contract extension on Tuesday.READ MORE: KD Sunday Spotlight: LIFE Pittsburgh Giving Independence And Support To Seniors
“Penn State’s future is bright, and I’m honored to continue to serve as your head football coach,” Franklin said in a release. “Nine weeks ago, the administration approached me about making a long-term investment in our football program. This prompted numerous conversations outlining the resources needed to be competitive at a level that matches the expectations and history of Penn State.”
Franklin inked a six-year contract extension in 2019 after taking over the program in 2014. He has a 67-32 record as head coach of the Nittany Lions.MORE NEWS: The Black Market Returns For The Holidays To Showcase Local Black-Owned Businesses
On top of the high winning percentage, Franklin was named the 2016 Big Ten Coach of the Year.