Mike Locksley has landed an extension with a pay raise at Maryland.

The school announced Friday that Locksley’s contract has been amended to keep him through the 2027 season, with incentives to potentially add another year.

“Coach Locksley has done an amazing job revitalizing our football program,” Director of Athletics Damon Evans said in a program release. “We have won bowl games in each of the last two years, something that hadn’t been done at Maryland in nearly 20 years. Coach Locks continues to grow our program, both on and off the field, in developing impressive young men. As we continue to make significant strides with higher expectations, we are excited he will be leading our program into the future as ‘The Best Is Ahead’ for Maryland football.”

Locksley, a Washington, D.C. native and Towson State alumnus, is in his 3rd stint at Maryland. He was an assistant from 1997-2002 and returned in 2012, becoming interim head coach in 2015. After 3 seasons at Alabama, he was hired as Maryland’s full-time head coach.

Locksley’s head coaching tenure began in 2019. The Terrapins went 5-12 in Locksley’s first 2 seasons, but have posted back-to-back winning seasons with bowl victories in 2021 and ’22.

“I’m grateful for the belief that President Pines, Damon Evans and the entire administration has shown in me, and the support they are providing to enhance what we’re building here with the Maryland football program,” Locksley said in a released statement. “We are developing young men to be outstanding leaders both on and off the field, and our goal is to compete for championships in the very near future. I have more passion and energy for this job than the day I was hired and I can’t wait to continue to build a team and brand of football that our fans, alumni and entire university can be proud of.”

Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated tweeted that Locksley’s new deal averages $6.1 million per year. It starts at $5.5 million and increases $300,000 annually.