Penn State’s biggest in-state rival is locking up its coach for a long time. Pitt and Pat Narduzzi have agreed to a new seven-year contract, the program announced Wednesday.
Pitt and Pat Narduzzi agree to new seven-year contract
Pitt Director of Athletics Heather Lyke has signed Head Coach Pat Narduzzi to a new seven-year contract.
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) December 6, 2017
Pete Thamel first reported Pitt and Narduzzi were working on the new deal on Tuesday night.
Source: Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi working toward a new 7-year contract. Expect a raise and salary pool bump.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 6, 2017
Narduzzi, a former Michigan State defensive coordinator, has been at Pitt for three seasons. He is 21-17 with the Panthers but went just 5-7 in 2017 and missed a bowl game. Narduzzi is 1-1 against Penn State, and the Nittany Lions were 33-14 winners this season.
Narduzzi currently makes $1,827,735 per season, according to the USA Today database. That makes him the 61st-highest paid coach in the nation and the second-lowest of any ACC coach whose salary was reported.
Penn State and Pitt will meet for the third time in as many seasons in 2018. The game will be held at Heinz Field on Sept. 8.