University of Akron football coach Terry Bowden has agreed to a two-year extension of his contract, the university announced Thursday.
Details of the deal that will keep Bowden at UA through the 2018 season weren’t made available.
In his second season at UA, Bowden has led the Zips to a 4-7 record with a game against Toledo left on the schedule. The four wins are the most for the program since a five-win season in 2008. UA was 1-11 in Bowden’s first season, the third consecutive 1-11 season for the Zips.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress we’ve made,” Bowden said in a news release. “I’m proud of the dedication of the players and staff, who have never given up and are starting to see the rewards of their hard work. This contract extension is a product of their efforts and I appreciate the continued dedication the university has made to Zips football.”
Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill said he is excited about the progress the program has made under Bowden.
“This extension is a reward for that performance and the belief we have in him and his staff,” Wistrcill said in the release.
— George M. Thomas