Walton has 73-37-1 record at Robert Morris

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania -- Robert Morris signed
football coach Joe Walton to a four-year contract extension on

The deal takes Walton, a former NFL coach with the New York
Jets, through the 2009 season.

"Coaching at Robert Morris has been one of the best experiences
that I've ever had," Walton said. "To continue to do something
that I love and to do it at a place that I love is a tremendous

Hired when Robert Morris adopted football in 1993, Walton has
guided the Colonials to a 73-37-1 record, five Northeast
Conference titles and a pair of I-AA mid-major national

Walton spent 35 years in the NFL as a player, scout and coach.
He coached the Jets from 1983-89 and also served as an assistant
with the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers.