Rutgers inks Schiano to extension through 2030

Rutgers announced Wednesday that it has agreed to a contract extension with head coach Greg Schiano that will keep him at the helm through 2030. 

Schiano, who began coaching the Scarlet Knights for a second stint in 2020, first joined the Scarlet Knights program as head coach in 2001. 

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Since, he’s compiled an 86-95 record through both tenures as head coach. This season, Rutgers went 6-6, finishing in its best record since 2014. 

“I would like to thank President Holloway, Athletic Director Pat Hobbs, the Board of Governors and our entire team for their continued belief in what we are building,” Schiano stated in a release. “Rutgers is home to my family and me, and we are blessed to have the opportunity to build a championship program right here in New Jersey.” 

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Schiano will be paid $6.25 million in 2024, according to a release. 

Schiano is Rutgers’ all-time winningest head coach. He’s taken the Scarlet Knights to eight bowl games, and they’ll play in the Pinstripe Bowl against Miami on Dec. 28.

Thirteen Scarlet Knights also were recognized in All-Big Ten voting, the second-most in program history.

“This is a great day for Rutgers Athletics,” Rutgers athletics director Pat Hobbs stated in a relase. “In four years, Coach Schiano has transformed our program, this year resulting in bowl eligibility. Continuity is critical in building winning programs. We have the right leader and the right staff to lead the Scarlet Knights in the years ahead.”