Terry Hoeppner has agreed to a two-year contract extension, the Indiana athletic department announced Wednesday.
The contract extension for Indiana’s football coach runs through the 2011 season. Hoeppner is 9-14 in two seasons at Indiana after his team this year came within a game of being eligible for IU’s first bowl game in 13 years.
“Coach Hoeppner has captured the hearts of all loyal Indiana University fans since his arrival two years ago,” IU President Adam W. Herbert said in a news release. “His strength of character, professional knowledge and boundless enthusiasm for IU football are in keeping with the very high traditions that have long been the hallmark of our athletic teams.
“I am delighted that Coach Hoeppner has agreed to remain as head of our football program for five more years. Under his leadership, IU fans can look to the future with great confidence and anticipation.”
“He’s the right man for the job, and he has proven that in his first two seasons at Indiana University,” athletic director Rick Greenspan said in the release. “He’s a strong representative of this institution, and his enthusiasm has been contagious. Terry Hoeppner is the perfect man to head the IU Football program.”
Hoeppner is 57-39 in eight years as a head coach.
“I really appreciate the confidence President Herbert, Athletic Director Greenspan and the Board of Trustees have in me,” Hoeppner said in the release. “The entire Indiana University family has treated me so well during my two years in Bloomington, and I cannot thank everyone enough for that. I love this university. This is where I want to be, and I look forward to many great years with the Hoosiers.”
Financial terms of the agreement were not released. Hoeppner’s original five-year contract called for compensation of $600,000 per year with incentives that could raise his compensation to as much as $800,000 in a year.