Oklahoma State announced today that Mike Gundy had signed a “perpetual five year contract at his alma mater”
The governing board for Oklahoma State and its board of regents have approved the new contract for Gundy under the recommendation from Oklahoma State’s President Dr. Shrum and AD Chad Weiberg.
There are no terms have been announced other than the contract being a five-year one. Those terms will be announced at the later date per an Oklahoma State press release.
Athletic Director Chad Weiberg said “Coach Gundy has elevated the Cowboys to among the most consistent winners in college football during his 17-year tenure at Oklahoma State University. The numbers speak to our program’s success under his leadership and I look forward to the future and believe the best is yet to come for Cowboy Football under coach Gundy’s leadership.”
Mike Gundy said in the same press release “I am appreciative to Athletic Director Weiberg for his commitment and confidence in our football program, as well as our entire athletic department. I also want to thank President Shrum and the Board of Regents. Stillwater is home, and I love this community and Oklahoma State. Coaching my beloved alma mater is a great honor for me. I look forward to working with my outstanding coaching staff to continue having a positive impact on the lives of the players and their families who allow us the privilege to help them succeed on the field and in life.”
Gundy is currently in his 17th as head coach of the Cowboys and turned 54 in August of this year. Gundy once said he doesn’t think he’ll coaching at age 60. So this could be his final contract as head coach of the Cowboys.
A big question Oklahoma State fans have to wonder is what does this mean for Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles who could be on a hot commodity depending on how well the Cowboys continue to do this season on the defensive end. Nothing is official yet on Knowles end. It’s just something to monitor during the season and beyond.