Maryland announces new contract terms for Mike Locksley

One year after signing a contract extension, Maryland head coach Mike Locksley now has a new deal.

Locksley has agreed to an amended five-year contract with a $1.5M raise beginning this season with an annual $300,000 raise each season after, first reported by Sports Illustrated. The new deal runs through the 2027 season and includes incentives that could extend the contract an additional year.

Locksley signed his initial five-year contract almost one year ago to the day on a deal that ran through the 2026 season with potentially two additional years with incentives.

“Coach Locksley has done an amazing job revitalizing our football program,” said Evans via release . “We have won bowl games in each of the last two years, something that hadn’t been done at Maryland in nearly 20 years. Coach Locks continues to grow our program, both on and off the field, in developing impressive young men. As we continue to make significant strides with higher expectations, we are excited he will be leading our program into the future as ‘The Best Is Ahead’ for Maryland football.”

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“I’m grateful for the belief that President Pines, Damon Evans and the entire administration has shown in me, and the support they are providing to enhance what we’re building here with the Maryland football program,” said Locksley. “We are developing young men to be outstanding leaders both on and off the field, and our goal is to compete for championships in the very near future. I have more passion and energy for this job than the day I was hired and I can’t wait to continue to build a team and brand of football that our fans, alumni and entire university can be proud of.”

Maryland is coming off back-to-back winning seasons, a first for the football program since 2013-14, along with consecutive bowl wins for the first time in nearly 20 years ago.

Maryland’s 8-5 record last season marked the most wins for the Terps in a single season since 2010.

Under Locksley’s watch, 41 players have earned All-Big Ten recognition for their performance on the field. In the classroom, 101 Terrapins have garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors during his tenure, including a program-record 32 in 2021.

The news comes one day after cornerback Deonte Banks was selected by the New York Giants with the 24th overall pick.

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