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NC State reaches new contract for Dave Doeren through 2026

NCAA Football: Louisville at North Carolina State

Oct 30, 2021; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren watches a replay during the second half against the Louisville Cardinals at Carter-Finley Stadium. The Wolfpack won 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

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RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State has reached a new contract agreement with Dave Doeren that runs through 2026 and pays $5 million per year.

The school announced the deal, as well as new deals for all 10 assistant coaches. It follows the Wolfpack’s 9-3 season, marking the fourth time in five seasons the program won at least eight games.

Doeren’s deal includes $2.5 million in salary and another $2.5 million in additional compensation annually, as well as performance bonuses. The school’s board of trustees and UNC system’s board of governors both approved the deal in recent days.

Doeren is entering his 10th season in Raleigh as the second-winningest coach in program history at 64-49, including becoming bowl eligible in seven of the past eight seasons. He is the only coach to have three nine-win seasons at a program that has reached double-digit wins only once, in 2002.

N.C. State returns quarterback Devin Leary and a veteran defense for the 2022 season.