Texas A&M, Sumlin agree on new 6-year contract
NOV 30, 2013 12:50p ET
The school has reached an agreement in principle with Sumlin on a new six-year contract. The terms are pending approval from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
"Coach Sumlin has demonstrated why he is considered among the nation's elite football coaches," Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman said in a statement. "His coaching and recruiting abilities are only secondary to his integrity, class and passion for his student-athletes and this university. Texas A&M is making a sincere commitment to Kevin."
Sumlin, who is in his second year at A&M, coached the Aggies to an 11-win season last year in its first season in Southeastern Conference play. The Aggies (8-3) finish the regular season today at Missouri.
"I am humbled and very appreciative of the commitment that Texas A&M has extended not only to me and my family, but to our football program overall," Sumlin said. "We have only just begun to lay the foundation for sustained, long-term success here at Texas A&M, and we will work hard every day to make this great."
Sumlin was tabbed the SEC coach of the year last year by The Associated Press. He's also the first coach at A&M to win more than 18 games in his first two seasons in College Station.
Sumlin, who coached at Houston for four seasons before coming to A&M, has a career mark of 54-22.