Washington, Sarkisian reach new deal
Washington has rewarded coach Steve Sarkisian with a new
five-year contract after he led the team to its first bowl game
The school says on its official athletics website,
gohuskies.com, that the deal guarantees the 36-year-old Sarkisian
$12.75 million through 2015. It replaces the five-year contract he
signed when he joined the team in January 2009.
Washington finished the season at 6-6 overall and 5-4 in the
Pac-10 before going on to beat No. 17 Nebraska in the Holiday
Athletic director Scott Woodward told the website the school
wants to keep Sarkisian for a long time, and the contract is part
of investments in the program that include the upcoming renovation
of Husky Stadium and the construction of new team facilities.