FWST: TCU gives Gary Patterson extension to 2022, raise to $4.7 million
BY CARLOS MENDEZÂ email@example.com
Aiming to secure its most successful football coach ever, TCU has awarded Gary Patterson a contract extension to 2022 that also makes him one of the highest-paid coaches in the country.
The extension announced Tuesday takes Patterson, the schoolâ€™s football victories leader, to age 62 in Fort Worth. A person close to Patterson said he will be paid $4.7 million annually guaranteed with incentives, such as making the College Football Playoff or winning the coming Big 12 championship game, that could push him over $5 million.
â€œI donâ€™t do this because of money,â€ Patterson said after practice Tuesday. â€œItâ€™s about job security for my staff, itâ€™s about showing recruits that TCUâ€™s committed to the long haul and what we want to get accomplished and for us to keep moving forward as a program and as a university.â€