Bicknell gets two-year extension from La. Tech

Updated: January 23, 2006, 5:14 PM ET
Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Jack Bicknell, who led Louisiana Tech to its first Associated Press Top 25 ranking and some of its biggest victories in his seven years as the school's football coach, was given a two-year contract extension, the school announced on Monday.

Terms of the contract were not announced and it must still be approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Directors. The school said, however, the deal will continue to pay Bicknell his current base salary of $150,000.

"I am excited about the direction of our program and look forward to the next three years at Louisiana Tech," Bicknell said.

During his seven years at Tech, Bicknell has a 40-42 record, including wins over No. 18 Alabama (1999), Oklahoma State (2002), Michigan State (2003), No. 17 Fresno State (2004) and No. 21 Fresno State (2005).

Bicknell also led the Bulldogs to their first conference championship title since 1984 with the 2001 Western Athletic Conference title and a berth in the 2001 Humanitarian Bowl.

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