Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - An 8-3 season has earned Tennessee State
University head football coach Rod Reed a two-year contract extension through
the 2016 season.
"We feel like we have the program going in a great direction," athletic
director Teresa Phillips said after the Ohio Valley Conference program
announced the extension on Friday, "and we want to continue the improvements
that TSU football has shown in recent years.
"With the way that the team has performed under coach Reed and with the team
that's returning next year, we felt like a contract extension was deserved."
The eight wins this season were the most for TSU in an 11-game schedule since
2001. The Tigers were ranked as high as 17th in The Sports Network FCS Top 25.
TSU had 12 total selections on the All-OVC team and led the conference with
six first-team selections, including five on the offensive side of the ball.
Tight end A.C. Leonard, offensive lineman Rogers Gaines and cornerback Steven
Godbolt III each earned an All-America selection.
Reed has a 16-17 record through three seasons at TSU.
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