BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University and head football coach Tom Allen have agreed to keep Allen as the coach of IU football for at least the next seven seasons.
Allen signed onto a seven-year extension of his current contract, and he is also getting a raise. Allen will now be making around $4.9 million a year.
“I thank President McRobbie and the Board of Trustees for their support throughout this process, and I thank Tom for his commitment to building something very special in Bloomington,” Allen said in an emailed statement. “I could not be more excited about the future of Indiana Football.”
“Tom Allen has proven himself to be not only the right person for our student-athletes and our program, but one of the best football coaches in the country,” said IU athletic director Scott Dolson. “The enthusiasm and outlook for our program is at an all-time high, and the future of Indiana Football is in great hands.”
The extension also includes a provision stating that every time Allen leads the football program to a postseason bowl game another year will be added to the end of his contract.
Allen was named the American Football Coaches Association’s National Coach of the Year as well as the Big Ten Coach of the Year for the 2020-21 season. He led the Hoosiers to a 6-1 record in the Big Ten and a second-straight bowl game appearance.
The Hoosiers also enjoyed their first Top 10 ranking since the 1960’s reaching as high as #7 in the Associated Press Top 25.
According to IU, he is the program’s first national coach of the year in 53 years, and its first Big Ten Coach of the Year in 33 years.