Penn State announces 10-year contract extension for James Franklin
Penn State just signed James Franklin to a long-term contract extension.
Franklin has been with Penn State since 2014 and has a 67-32 win-loss record as the head coach of the Nittany Lions. Now he’ll be there until at least 2031. The team announced the news Tuesday via Twitter.
👨🏽🦲✍🏽@CoachJFranklin inks new 🔟-year deal!
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) November 23, 2021
Franklin had this to say about the contract in a release:
“Penn State’s future is bright, and I’m honored to continue to serve as your head football coach,” said Franklin. “Nine weeks ago, the administration approached me about making a long-term investment in our football program. This prompted numerous conversations outlining the resources needed to be competitive at a level that matches the expectations and history of Penn State. What’s most evident from those conversations is the importance of our student-athletes’ success both on and off the field.”
Franklin will be coaching the 100th game of his career with Penn State on Saturday against No. 7 Michigan State. Other than 2020, Franklin has made a bowl game in every season he’s been there since 2014. This trend will continue as Penn State is already bowl-eligible and will finish the regular season with either a 7-5 or 8-4 record after Saturday.
No. 7 Michigan State (9-2) and Penn State (7-4) meet in East Lansing at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC.