According to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, Bob Diaco and Connecticut have agreed to a two-year contract extension.
The extension will keep Diaco in East Hartford through 2020.
SOURCE: UConn football coach Bob Diaco has agreed to a two-year contact extension through 2020.
— Pete Thamel (@SIPeteThamel) May 16, 2016
Diaco inherited a 3-9 team in 2014, and the Huskies struggled in their first season, finishing 2-10 that fall as they endured the growing pains of new schemes, and new expectations. In 2015, Diaco’s squad made some major strides, finishing 6-7 on the year with a loss in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Their signature win of the Diaco era so far came last fall against a #13 ranked Houston program, who was undefeated and one of the hottest teams in the country at the time under first-year head coach Tom Herman. That loss to Diaco’s Huskies in late November ended up being Houston’s only loss of the year.
Prior to becoming the head coach at UConn, Diaco was an assistant under Brian Kelly at both Cincinnati and Notre Dame, where he served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at both stops with great success. Prior to that his coaching journey took him to Virginia, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Western Illinois, and Iowa (where he started as a graduate assistant).
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