BOULDER – The University of Colorado has extended head coach Mike MacIntyre’s contract through 2021, the athletic department announced Monday.

The new agreement is an extension from the one that was previously through 2018. The contract is worth $16.25 million over the next five years. MacIntyre will make $3.1 million in 2017 and the value will increase from then on.

MacIntyre was set for a wage increase after leading the Buffaloes to a 10-4 record this season and a Pac-12 South championship. He himself was awarded Pac-12 Coach of the Year, Walter Camp Coach of the Year, Home Depot Coach of the year and AP Coach of the Year, among others this past season for winning as many games in 2016 as he did from 2013-15.

The previously lowest paid coach in Pac-12 said in the PR release:

I am ecstatic that we will be at the University of Colorado for the foreseeable future, there’s no place my family and I would rather be. We absolutely love it here, the people have been great and I truly believe this is just the beginning.

I am blessed to be entrusted with such an incredible group of young men and a staff who have fought to lay a foundation for this football program. The support from the administration has been tremendous, as has the enthusiasm from the fans. Together we have come together to accomplish something special. The future is bright for Colorado football.

University of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano said in the PR release:

I am happy to present this contract extension to the Board of the Regents. I am delighted that Coach MacIntyre wants to lead our football team for many years to come. He has brought our program back to national prominence and that exposure has benefited the entire university. Coach MacIntyre has motivated our student-athletes to perform at their best both on the field and in the classroom with record levels for team grade point averages.

Buffs Athletic Director Rick George said in the PR release:

We’re really happy about extending Mike’s contract out through 2021. Continuity and consistency are the most important factors for us as continue to build our program. So we’re obviously excited that he will continue to serve in that leadership role.

MacIntyre previously worked at San Jose State prior to taking the same position at Colorado, he also turned around their football program.

As a sophomore at the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Colorado native, Chase has loved Colorado sports since he was born. He is working towards a degree in the College of Media, Communication, and Information. Chase covers the CU Buffs and DU hockey for BSN Denver. Follow him on twitter for all things Colorado sports @bychasehowell.