Central Florida working on extension for O’Leary

Central Florida is working on a two-year contract extension for

football coach George O’Leary that would keep him under contract

through the 2017 season.

Athletic director Todd Stansbury confirmed through a spokesman

the deal is expected to be completed soon.

O’Leary signed a 10-year contract in 2006 that is set to end

following the 2015 season. He is making just shy of $1 million a

year, although bonus incentives can push the figure to $1.5

million.

The 66-year-old coach has guided the Knights to their first bowl

appearance and bowl victories. He also helped spur construction of

the on-campus football stadium.

The Knights are to join the Big East Conference next season.