Washington Extend Head Coach Kalen DeBoer Through 2028 Season

Kalen DeBoer has quickly cemented himself in UW history in his first year on the job. 

On Tuesday, the University of Washington reciprocated by rewarding DeBoer with a $1 million raise and a two-year extension to his original contract. 

DeBoer will make $4.2 million starting next season with his annual $100,00 raise per year remaining in place for 2024 and each subsequent season. 

In his first year as the Huskies head coach DeBoer has guided the team to a 9-2 record with two games remaining – the Apple Cup on Saturday and a bowl game that remains to be determined. 

The seven-figure raise was needed with a number of prominent Power Five schools having head coaching vacancies and DeBoer likely to be an attractive candidate. 

By extending DeBoer it removes any potential for him to even be linked to any other job. 

“It is clear that Kalen is such an amazing fit at the University of Washington,” UW  Athletic Director Jen Cohen said in a release.

“He has come in and made an incredible impact in every aspect of the program, our department, the University and the Seattle community. Kalen is an elite competitor who approaches each and every situation with the utmost class and integrity. We couldn’t be more excited that he and his family will be on Montlake for the foreseeable future leading these tremendous young men in our football program.”

Not only has DeBoer proven himself to be a winner this season. His character arguably outweighs his coaching acumen, which says a lot after taking over a roster that went 4-8 in 2021. 

“My family and I have loved every minute of being here at this amazing institution in this world-class city,” DeBoer said. 

“We talk all the time about how it’s the people who set a place apart and Husky Nation is filled with some of the best we have ever encountered. We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received and are excited to continue to build on the amazing tradition of success we have here at the University of Washington. Go Dawgs!”

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