Ahead of this week’s Apple Cup game against Washington State, UW has signed first-year coach Kalen DeBoer to a contract extension.

The program announced on Tuesday that DeBoer has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2028 season. In his first year, DeBoer has led the Huskies to a 9-2 record heading into the regular-season finale. UW is still in play for the Pac-12 Championship Game, and

According to The Seattle Times’ Mike Vorel, DeBoer is set to receive $4.2 million in 2023, a $1 million raise. His compensation will also increase annually by $100,000, peaking at $4.7 million in the final year of his new deal. Vorel also reported that DeBoer will earn a $500,000 retention bonus if he’s still the Huskiesโ€™ coach on March 15, 2024, and March 15, 2026, as well as a $1 million retention bonus on March 15, 2028.

Other bonuses in his contract call for $50,000 for a Pac-12 Championship Game appearance and $100,000 for a Pac-12 title. He’ll make $300,000 for an appearance in the College Football Playoff, $850,000 for an appearance in the national championship, and $900,000 for a national title, according to Vorel.

Vorel also reported that DeBoer’s buyout sits at $12 million until Feb. 1, 2025. It drops to $10 million the next year, then $7 million in 2027 and $2.5 million in 2028.

“It is clear that Kalen is such an amazing fit at the University of Washington,” athletic director Jen Cohen said in a statement. “He has come in and made an incredible impact in every aspect of the program, our department, the University and the Seattle community. Kalen is an elite competitor who approaches each and every situation with the utmost class and integrity. We couldn’t be more excited that he and his family will be on Montlake for the foreseeable future leading these tremendous young men in our football program.”

UW opened the season 4-0, a run that included a 39-28 win over then-No. 11 Michigan State. The Huskies beat then-No. 6 Oregon in Autzen on Nov. 12. They capped a 7-0 home slate last Saturday with a 54-7 beatdown of Colorado.

“My family and I have loved every minute of being here at this amazing institution in this world-class city,” DeBoer said in a statement. “We talk all the time about how it’s the people who set a place apart and Husky Nation is filled with some of the best we have ever encountered. We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received and are excited to continue to build on the amazing tradition of success we have here at the University of Washington.”

Washington heads to Pullman on Saturday to face the Cougars. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN.