KU Football Coach David Beaty gets two-year contract extension

Kansas head coach David Beaty directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rhode Island in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has rewarded David Beaty with a two-year contract extension and a significant raise after he took the Jayhawks from a winless record in his first season to a pair of wins in Year 2.

The extension keeps Beaty with the Jayhawks through the 2021 season, while increasing his salary to $1.6 million in the first year with an additional $100,000 each succeeding year.

Beaty had been among the worst-paid coaches in power-five conferences, making $800,000 last season.

Kansas was a smoldering program when Beaty took over from the fired Charlie Weis, but his team showed promise last season despite failing to win a game. Victories over Rhode Island in the Jayhawks’ opener and an upset of Texas during the conference schedule were tangible evidence of progress.

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