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Bobby Hauck signs new contract at Montana

Bobby Hauck has signed a new contract at Montana, the program announced Friday.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Hauck was set to enter the final year of his original 3-year deal, signed ahead of the 2018 season. That deal started his total compensation at $240,000 for 2018 -- a $185,000 base salary, $35,000 for media duties and $20,000 for public appearances.

"I am excited to have Coach Hauck under contract for four more years leading the football program. He is the right person for the job, and I appreciate his commitment and loyalty to the University of Montana. He is building a program for lasting success both in the classroom and on the football field," Montana AD Kent Haslam said in a statement.

Now in his second stint as the Grizzlies' head coach, Hauck is 96-26 overall in Missoula and 16-9 since returning.

Hauck went 80-17 as Montana's head coach from 2003-09, winning at least a share of seven Big Sky Conference titles in seven tries, while reaching the FCS playoffs all seven years, including runner-up finishes in 2008 and '09. He then left to become the head coach at UNLV, where he went 15-49 from 2010-14.

After three seasons as the special teams coordinator at San Diego State, Hauck returned in 2018 and went 6-5 in his first season. The 2019 Grizz improved to 10-4, tying for third in the ultra-competitive Big Sky and reaching the FCS quarterfinals. It was the furthest Montana has advanced in the postseason since 2011.

"I'm appreciative of Kent Haslam, Seth Bodnar, and the Board of Regents, and am happy to continue representing the Montana Grizzlies and the state of Montana," said Hauck. "My family and I are committed to the future of Grizzly football. We have unfinished business here, and we need everyone to join us as we continue to work to bring championships back to Missoula."

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