Fleck signs with Minnesota through 2029 season

by Ricardo Gutierrez - P.J. Fleck signed an extension with Minnesota that will keep him as the Golden Gophers coach through the 2029 season, the school announced Wednesday.

Minnesota signs coach P.J. Fleck to deal through 2029 season 1:48 PM ET Blake BaumgartnerESPN Staff Writer Minnesota signed coach P.J. Fleck to a contract extension, the school announced Wednesday. Fleck's seven-year extension will keep him in the Twin Cities through the 2029 season. Financial terms of the extension weren't disclosed. "This is all about cultural sustainability," Fleck said in a statement. "We have talked about that from day one, and this new contract is a commitment to continuing to change our best academically, athletically, socially and spiritually. It is also a commitment to our elite staff and our tremendous fans." Minnesota went 8-4 in 2022 and will play Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl on Dec. 29. Fleck, 42, has been at Minnesota for six years and has compiled a 43-27 career record with the Golden Gophers. He is fifth on the Golden Gophers' all-time wins list and sixth in Big Ten wins (26). Fleck previously spent four years at Western Michigan (2013-16), going 30-22 overall. He led the Broncos to a 13-1 season and a trip to the Cotton Bowl in 2016.