College Football

North Dakota State football coach signs contract extension

FARGO, N.D. (AP) North Dakota State's Chris Klieman has signed a two-year contract extension with the perennial Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse.

Klieman is entering his fifth season leading the Bison, who have won six of the last seven FCS titles. He was an assistant at the Fargo school for three years before he was promoted to head coach when Craig Bohl moved to Wyoming.

The 50-year-old Klieman signed a six-year contract extension in 2016 that called for a base salary of $300,000 a year, with minimum pay increases of at least 4 percent annually. Those terms remain unchanged. The new deal increases various performance bonuses and appearance fees.

Klieman has a 54-6 record with NDSU. He's a native of Waterloo, Iowa, and played defensive back at Northern Iowa.

Updated April 19, 2018

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