UMD's Wiese Signs Three-Year Extension

By KBJR News 1

April 30, 2014 Updated May 1, 2014 at 10:36 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) head football coach Curt Wiese has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season, the school announced on Wednesday afternoon.

"We are extremely pleased that Curt will be running our football program for at least the next four years," UMD athletics director Josh Berlo said. "Curt's commitment to our core values embodied by the three "C's" – competition, classroom and community -- was clearly evident in his first season as our head coach. He took over a highly-successful and nationally-recognized program and sustained that level of excellence."

In 2013, his first season as head coach, Wiese led the Bulldogs to an (11-2) overall record and a berth in the NCAA Division II tournament. Before becoming head coach, Wiese spent five seasons as UMD's offensive coordinator and helped the program to national championships in 2008 and 2010.

"My family and I are grateful to UMD Chancellor Lendley Black and Athletic Director Josh Berlo for giving me the opportunity to remain part of the Bulldog family for the foreseeable future," said Wiese, who served as UMD's offensive coordinator for five seasons prior to his promotion to head coach. "I can't say enough about how fortunate our football program is to have such tremendous support from UMD and the community. I look forward to building on the great Bulldog football tradition and bringing home some more national championships."

Posted by Zach Schneider
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