BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Southern University’s head football coach, Dawson Odums, has agreed in principle to a contract that will keep him in his position at the university through 2017.
The extension includes the one year left on his contract plus three additional years at a base salary of $175K.
Athletics Director, Dr. William Broussard, plans to present the contract for final approval to the SU Board of Supervisors in early January 2014.
"I'm pleased to extend this offer to Coach Odums as a commitment to continued student-athlete success at Southern," said Broussard. "We look forward to continuing to win and win the right way with him at the helm of the program."
The announcement of Odums' contract extension comes a day after the one-year anniversary of his introductory press conference naming him head coach in late December 2012.