State’s Doeren rewarded with contract extension

The Wolfpack football coach's new deal runs through the 2026 season

NC State football coach Dave Doeren is the second-winningest coach in school history (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

NC State has reached a new contract agreement with football coach Dave Doeren that runs through 2026 and pays $5 million per year.

The school announced the deal Thursday, as well as new deals for all 10 assistant coaches. It follows the Wolfpack’s 9-3 season, marking the fourth time in five seasons the program won at least eight games.

Doeren’s deal includes $2.5 million in salary and another $2.5 million in additional compensation annually, as well as performance bonuses. The school’s board of trustees and UNC system’s board of governors both approved the deal in recent days.

“Dave continues to provide tremendous leadership for NC State Football and elevate the standards for our program,” athletic director Boo Corrigan said. “We continue to see competitive growth, academic growth and there is great continuity among our entire staff. Dave and Sara are deeply invested in both the NC State and Raleigh communities and we’re excited for even greater days ahead.”

Doeren is entering his 10th season in Raleigh as the second-winningest coach in program history at 64-49, including becoming bowl eligible in seven of the past eight seasons. He is the only coach to have three nine-win seasons at a program that has reached double-digit wins only once, in 2002.

The Wolfpack returns quarterback Devin Leary and a veteran defense for the 2022 season.

“NC State is home for my entire family and I’m so grateful to Chancellor (Randy) Woodson and Boo Corrigan for their support and commitment to Wolfpack Football,” Doeren said. “We continue to build something special in Raleigh and I’m so excited about the future.”