Lance Leipold Signs Contract Extension


University at Buffalo and head football coach Lance Leipold have agreed to a one-year contract extension, Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced on Wednesday. The extension will keep the second-year head coach in Buffalo through the 2020 season.

Leipold led the Bulls to a 5-7 mark in 2015, becoming the first UB head coach to win five games in his debut season since Bob Deming went 6-3 in 1969. Included in the Bulls five wins was a victory at Florida Atlantic - Buffalo's first non-conference road win since the 2009 season. In addition, the Bulls won three road games in 2015 – tying the record for the most in UB's FBS era (since 1999).

"We are confident in Lance and his staff and are pleased with the progress that has been made," Greene said. "He is building a program the right way and the future is bright under his leadership."

Leipold was hired as the 25th head coach in UB football history on December 1, 2014. A six-time National Coach of the Year, Leipold brought with him to Buffalo a 109-6 career record from Wisconsin-Whitewater and is the fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 100 wins