Huskies lock up Petersen through 2020 with contract extension

SEATTLE – Chris Petersen is here to stay.

The University of Washington announced on Thursday morning that their football coach signed a two-year contract extension that would keep him with the Huskies through 2020.

Petersen, a two-time national coach of the year at Boise State, originally signed a five-year, $18 million dollar deal with the Huskies.

The school said each year of his extension will be at the same salary he’s set to make in year five of his original deal – reportedly $4 million.

“Coach Petersen has demonstrated tremendous integrity and is building a program that Husky fans can be proud of, both on and off the field,” athletic director Scott Woodward said in a press release. “This extension is well-deserved and we hope Coach Petersen is a Husky for a long time to come.”

The Huskies will play host to Washington State in the Apple Cup on Friday at 12:30 p.m. on Q13.