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North Dakota extends contract of football coach through 2021

FILE - North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert, left, and North Dakota State football coach Chris Klieman confer before the start of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Fargo, N.D. Schweigert’s contract was extended through the 2021 season. (Bruce Crummy / Associated Press)
FILE - North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert, left, and North Dakota State football coach Chris Klieman confer before the start of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in Fargo, N.D. Schweigert’s contract was extended through the 2021 season. (Bruce Crummy / Associated Press)
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota has extended the contract of football coach Bubba Schweigert through the 2021 season.

Schweigert has compiled a record of 21-14 in three years with the Fighting Hawks. This season he led the program to its first Big Sky Conference title and first appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Terms of the contract were not disclosed Tuesday.

The extension includes a salary pool increase for Schweigert’s assistant coaches. North Dakota President Mark Kennedy said earlier he wanted to prioritize the six sports at the school that have the highest attendance.

Schweigert served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois from 2008-2013 and a head coach at Minnesota-Duluth from 2004-2007. He previously spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach at North Dakota.

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