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Pitt signs Narduzzi to new 7-year contract

University of Pittsburgh football coach Pat Narduzzi has signed a new seven-year contract that will keep him with the program through at least the 2024 season, Director of Athletics Heather Lyke said Wednesday. (AP photo)

PITTSBURGH -- University of Pittsburgh football coach Pat Narduzzi has signed a new seven-year contract that will keep him with the program through at least the 2024 season, Director of Athletics Heather Lyke said Wednesday.

Financial details were not disclosed.

Narduzzi is 21-17 in his three years at Pitt, but 0-2 in bowl games. The Panthers were 5-7 this past year and knocked off No. 2 Miami 24-14 in the season finale.

“When I initially accepted the head coaching position at Pitt three years ago this month, I said we could achieve great things if we were all moving in the same direction," Narduzzi said in a news release. "Thanks to Chancellor (Patrick) Gallagher and Heather, we are all definitely moving in the same direction with a shared vision for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

"It is a tremendous honor to be the head football coach at Pitt. My family and I are extremely appreciative of the opportunity to be part of this great university and city.”

"We're thrilled Pat Narduzzi is our head football coach," Lyke said. "We are deeply committed to helping him, his staff and his student-athletes achieve at the highest levels in the ACC and nationally.

“Coach Narduzzi is a tireless worker, dynamic leader and passionate about building outstanding relationships with our student-athletes and everyone connected to our Pitt family. He and his staff are fully dedicated to building a national-caliber program the right way, on and off the field."

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