Rutgers Football Coach Greg Schiano Secures Contract Extension with an Increase to $6.25m

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Rutgers University’s football head coach, Greg Schiano, renowned as the school’s all-time wins leader in his second coaching tenure, has clinched a contract extension that spans until the 2030 season.

Currently, in his fourth year of the second term with Rutgers, the 57-year-old Schiano has left an indelible mark on the program since leading it to prominence from 2001 to 2011. Heading into the Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl on December 28 against Miami at Yankee Stadium, Schiano’s overall record with the Scarlet Knights stands at 86-95.

After his return to Rutgers in 2019, the university awarded Schiano an eight-year, $32 million contract. The recent extension specifies a salary of $6.25 million for Schiano in the year 2024.

Schiano’s annual compensation will progressively rise each year, reaching a peak of $7.75 million allocated for the 2029 season.

Despite ending the season with a 6-6 record after an initial 6-2 start, the Scarlet Knights under Schiano’s leadership produced 13 All-Big Ten players, marking the second-highest total in the team’s history.

The upcoming Pinstripe Bowl will mark Rutgers’ eighth bowl appearance under Schiano, a significant achievement for a program that has historically made only four other bowl appearances.

Expressing enthusiasm for the extension, athletic director Pat Hobbs stated, “This is a great day for Rutgers athletics. In four years, Coach Schiano has transformed our program, this year resulting in bowl eligibility. Continuity is critical in building winning programs. We have the right leader and the right staff to lead the Scarlet Knights in the years ahead.”

During Schiano’s initial stint at Rutgers, the team achieved remarkable success, winning 11 games and concluding the 2006 season at No. 12 nationally. This period saw Rutgers participating in six bowl games in seven seasons before Schiano departed to assume the role of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach.

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