Kudos to Athletics Director, Debbie Yow, for proactively keeping Coach Doeren happy. Doeren received an increase in his annual guaranteed compensation from $1.8 million to $2.2 million. Doeren continues to have opportunities to earn additional compensation through an enhanced bonus structure for academic and competitive achievement.
It would have stunk to have done all of the wonderful work of moving out Tom O’Brien and finding Doeren and then lose him. The future is bright!
Feb. 20, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State has signed head football coach Dave Doeren to a two-year contract extension through December of 2019, Director of Athletics Debbie Yow announced on Friday.
“When we hired Coach Doeren we realized he had the vision and commitment to elevate our program,” said Yow. “He is an outstanding leader, is committed to building a championship-level program the right way, and positively impacts the lives of our student-athletes. We look forward with anticipation to what he and his staff will do over the next several years.”
As part of the extension, Doeren received an increase in his annual guaranteed compensation from $1.8 million to $2.2 million. Doeren continues to have opportunities to earn additional compensation through an enhanced bonus structure for academic and competitive achievement.
Doeren also has the opportunity to earn additional contract years based on competitive achievement.
“My family and I are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of NC State, and for the tremendous support we’ve received from Chancellor (Randy) Woodson, Athletic Director Debbie Yow and the entire Wolfpack Nation,” said Doeren. “From an outstanding coaching staff to visible progress in adding and maintaining the best facilities, we have so much momentum right now and I’m excited for the future of NC State football.”
Friday’s announcement is another step in the growth and forward progress of the NC State football program.
Entering his third season in Raleigh, Doeren guided NC State to an 8-5 season in 2014, capped by a resounding victory over UCF in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. The Wolfpack won four of their five games down the stretch, including a 35-7 victory at UNC-Chapel Hill to close out the regular season.
The five-game improvement for the Wolfpack in 2014 was the second-biggest increase in victories in the nation among all Power 5 conference programs.
Doeren has established the Wolfpack as the most balanced squad in the nation. His 2014 team amassed 2,659 yards rushing and 2,652 yards passing, a difference of just seven yards. Additionally, NC State rushed for 27 touchdowns and passed for 26.
In closing the 2014 season on a three-game winning streak, the Wolfpack outscored their final three opponents by an average of 21.3 points per game.
Notably, the breakthrough 2014 campaign was accomplished with a roster comprised largely of first and second-year players in the program. The Wolfpack returns 99 percent of its passing yards, 86 percent of its rushing yards, 69 percent of its receiving yards and 73 percent of its tackles for the 2015 season.
On the recruiting trail, the 2015 signing class is one of the most heralded in program history. The Wolfpack inked four of the Top 10 prospects in North Carolina for the first time ever and four of the Top 250 prospects nationally for the first time since 2003.
NC State will also open the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility later this spring, cementing the Carter-Finley Stadium Complex as one of the finest football facilities in the nation.