Gophers AD Coyle signs 3-year extension

In this April 15, 2017 photo, University of Minnesota athletics fundraiser Randy Handel, right, and athletic director Mark Coyle watch from the sidelines during the Gophers' spring NCAA college football game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Handal, accused of sexual harassment, will be suspended without pay for two weeks and demoted.  The university on Thursday, May 25, 2017, released findings of an internal investigation of Handel, after a female subordinate said he repeatedly hugged, touched and made inappropriate comments to her.  Handel maintained he had no sexual intent toward the subordinate. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has signed athletic director Mark Coyle to a three-year extension.

Coyle took over as head of Gophers athletics in 2016. He’s made a handful of critical hires since then, including football coach P.J. Fleck, women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen and hockey coach Bob Motzko.

Coyle’s contract now runs through 2024. Terms were not disclosed and the school didn’t immediately respond to a request Friday to provide a copy of the contract extension.