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The Associated Press | May 30, 2014

Northern Arizona agree to two-year contract extension with head coach Murphy

Jack Murphy
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona has agreed to a two-year contract extension with head coach Jack Murphy.

The extension, which will run through the 2019 academic year, must be approved by the Arizona Board of Regents at its meetings June 5-6.

Murphy took over a program in disarray when he was hired for his first head-coaching job in 2012. The Lumberjacks lost their coach early the previous season and finished 1-15 in the Big Sky Conference.

NAU went 11-21 under Murphy in 2012-13 and he had the Lumberjacks in contention for a conference title until late last season, finishing 15-17 and 12-8 in the Big Sky.

His base salary of $185,400 will not change under the extension.

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