Washington State extends Mike Leach’s contract through 2020

Washington State head coach Mike Leach guided the Cougars to a 9-4 record this season.

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PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State coach Mike Leach, fresh off the team’s best season in more than a decade, had his contract extended for another year and now is signed through the 2020 season.

Athletic director Bill Moos also announced Tuesday that defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive line coach Joe Salave’a have signed multiyear contracts to remain part of Leach’s staff.

Leach guided the Cougars to a 9-4 record this season, including a victory in the Sun Bowl, Washington State’s first bowl win since the 2003 campaign. The Cougars’ nine wins were the most since 2003.

In his first season as defensive coordinator, Grinch produced considerable improvement in the defense.

Salave’a’s defensive line averaged 7.8 tackles-for-loss per game, eighth nationally.