TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State University Vice President and Director of Athletics Stan Wilcox released Monday a contract extension for Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher through the 2024 season, with options for additional years. With the extension, Fisher maintains his position as one of college football's highest paid coaches.“Coach Fisher has done an outstanding job in leading our football program, and is clearly one of the top coaches in college football,” said Wilcox. "He is committed to maintaining the elite status of FSU football and we are fortunate and proud to secure him for the long term.”
Florida State will play Michigan in the 2016 Capital One Orange Bowl on December 30th. The game will be the Seminoles’ fifth consecutive New Year’s Six/BCS Bowl appearance under Jimbo Fisher. FSU won the 2013 BCS National Championship and played in the inaugural College Football Playoff Semifinal game in 2014. Fisher has posted a 77-17 record over seven years as FSU’s head coach.
“Coach Fisher is doing a great job as our head football coach, and we are thrilled to continue working with him, as well as his assistant coaches, who all care so much about Florida State University’s success,” said Florida State University President John Thrasher.
Jimbo Fisher and FSU have agreed to a contract extension through the 2024 season » https://t.co/OpT1SK9wZt pic.twitter.com/a3h9p8KBp0— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) December 19, 2016
“I am proud to be the football coach at Florida State University, and I am happy we were able to reach a long-term contract to have our staff in place for a long time,” said Fisher. “We are committed to developing young men in all phases of their lives and we have the administrative staff in place to do this.
“Florida State is a special place and I look forward to continuing to build on our past success into the future.”
The football team began practicing Thursday for the Orange Bowl and will travel to Ft. Lauderdale on December 24th to begin on-site bowl practices.