Iowa State coach Campbell agrees to 6-year extension

Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell departs the field following the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17.Photo Credit: John Gutierrez-USA TODAY Sports

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Campbell has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year the past two seasons for the Cyclones, who posted an 8-4 mark this year. Iowa State will face Washington State in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28.

“Our staff is committed to raising this program to a championship level and it’s important for our team, our fans and prospective Cyclones to know that we are fully invested in the future of Iowa State football,” the 39-year-old Campbell said in a statement.

“I have so much appreciation for what our guys have accomplished in three years and I’m really excited to see what lies ahead for our football team and the most loyal and remarkable fans in the nation.”

Iowa State’s six conference wins are the most in the program’s 23-year history in the Big 12. The Cyclones’ third-place finish in the league was their best in 40 years.

“We’re pleased to invest further in a group of coaches and staff that have quickly raised the standards for Iowa State football,” Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard said in statement. “Matt and I both agreed about the importance of rewarding his staff to keep the momentum going.”