SJSU coach MacIntyre gets extension

San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season, the school announced Wednesday.

MacIntyre will be going into his third season with the Spartans, having guided them to a 5-7 record in 2011. That was a huge improvement over his 1-12 campaign his first season.

“In two years as San Jose State’s head coach, Mike MacIntyre created a new dynamic that articulates all the positives of our football program to our fans, alumni and future Spartans. He is a passionate and exceptional leader, a wonderful University ambassador and his football knowledge will point us in the right direction to succeed as an FBS program,” athletic director Tom Bowen said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to a very bright future for Spartan football with Mike MacIntyre as our head coach.”

The Spartans posted a big win over Navy and their first victory at rival Fresno State in 24 years.

"My family and I love living in San Jose. I’m very happy that President (Mohammad) Qayoumi and Tom Bowen are giving my staff and I the opportunity to continue building our program here at San Jose State. There’s a belief that the program is headed in the right direction and this gives us the stability needed to build for the future,” MacIntyre said in a statement.