Washington State announces contract extension for head coach Jake Dickert
Washington State announced it has extended head coach Jake Dickert through the 2027 season on Wednesday morning.
Dickert, who just finished his 1st full season with the Cougars, originally signed a 5-year contract with the program.
“We have watched Jake Dickert reset the foundation of WSU Football that prioritizes family, selflessness, toughness, leadership and the total development of the young men on our football team,” athletic director Pat Chun said in a release. “Coach Dickert and the football staff strive to positively impact all those who come in contact with WSU Football. We are fortunate to have Coach Dickert leading Cougar football for many years to come.”
Fortunate to extend Coach Dickert through the 2027 season.
— Washington State Football (@WSUCougarFB) January 25, 2023
Washington State finished the 2022 campaign with a 7-6 record. Dickert also led the Cougars to a bowl with a 3-3 finish to the regular season in 2021. Dickert, Mike Leach and Mark Price are the only coaches to lead Washington State to back-to-back bowl games this century.
“I would like to thank President Schulz, Chancellor Chilton and our Athletic Director Pat Chun for the incredible support and shared vision in the direction of our football program,” Dickert said in the release. “Our family is extremely proud to represent Washington State University, and Candice and I look forward to making Pullman our home for many years to come. We love pouring our heart and soul into WSU and look forward to Cougs everywhere continuing to help us build towards a championship here on the Palouse. Go Cougs!”
Financial terms of the extension were not immediately disclosed.