The University of Richmond announced Tuesday that the contract of head football coach Mike London had been extended through the 2014 season. London, a 1983 Richmond graduate, led his alma mater to last year's Football Championship Subdivision national title in his first year.
"Extending this agreement is another positive step for Spider football," said Jim Miller, UR's athletic director . "There is no doubt Mike is the right person to lead our football program as we continue to keep the University of Richmond among the nation's elite FCS teams."
The agreement is a two-year extension of London's original five-year contract, which was in its second year. Salary terms were not announced, but the agreement can be extended again based on performance.
"I am grateful to many people who helped make this happen," said London, 48, a Bethel High graduate. "I would like to thank President (Edward) Ayers and Jim Miller for their commitment to the football program, our players who dedicate themselves on and off the field, and most importantly, the tireless work of our assistant coaches and staff.
"It has been my desire to relocate my family to Richmond, and this contract extension will allow that to happen. The University of Richmond has new and exciting initiatives under way and I am excited to be part of its continued growth."