$25K raise in store as well

Updated: February 5, 2004, 9:11 PM ET
Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- University of Wyoming head football coach Joe Glenn has been granted a one-year contract extension and a $25,000 raise, Athletics Director Gary Barta announced Thursday.

The "salary supplement" through the Cowboy Joe Club will boost Glenn's guaranteed salary to $438,780 for the rest of his contract, which now extends through the 2008 season.

"In a very short time, Joe Glenn has captured the hearts and imaginations of the people of Wyoming," Barta said. "I can't imagine a better man to head this program, and these young men in their athletic and academic pursuits."

Glenn led the Cowboys to a 4-8 record last season, their best since finishing 7-4 in 1999.

Glenn, 53, became Wyoming's 30th head football coach after the 2002 season. His accomplishments include an NCAA Division I-AA title and three Big Sky Conference championships while at Montana.

"I'm very, very appreciative of the support I have received from our administration," Glenn said. "We are so excited about the future of this program and stability is a huge key in that future success."

Glenn has compiled a record of 162-67-1 over 29 seasons as a college-level coach, including 19 as a head coach.

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