UCF is working on a two-year contract extension for football coach George O’Leary that would keep him under contract through the 2017 season.
Athletic director Todd Stansbury confirmed through a spokesman the deal is expected to be completed soon.
O’Leary signed a 10-year contract in 2006 that is set to end following the 2015 season. He is making just shy of $1 million a year, although bonus incentives can push the figure to $1.5 million.
The 66-year-old coach has guided the Knights to their first bowl appearance and bowl victories. He also helped spur construction of Bright House Networks Stadium. The Knights are to join the Big East Conference next season.
1080 The Team host David Baumann reported Sunday that O’Leary has not yet signed a deal, but that it was drawn up and he and Stansbury have “a few details to work out.”
I’m told there wasn’t any progress with George O’Leary & #UCF this weekend. O’Leary enjoyed his weekend with visiting grandkids & family.
— David Baumann (@DavidBaumann33) March 4, 2013
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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.