Wyoming extends Glenn's contract through 2010

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Wyoming has extended the contract of football coach Joe Glenn through the 2010 season, athletic director Gary Barta announced Tuesday.

Glenn, 57, who is entering his fourth year at Wyoming, has compiled a 15-20 record since becoming coach on Dec. 12, 2002.

He inherited a program that won five games from 2000-02. In his second year, he led Wyoming to the Las Vegas Bowl, where the Cowboys beat UCLA. Last year, Wyoming got off to a 4-1 start but finished 4-7.

Barta said he extended Glenn's contract to ensure continuity and success within the football program.

"When Joe was hired, everyone knew what kind of shape the program was in, and how far it had to go," Barta said in a statement. "We recognize we are not there yet. But since he and his staff arrived in 2003, they have continued to build a solid program. We have every confidence that it will continue to grow."

In addition to the extension, if Glenn remains through the length of his contract, he will receive a $300,000 retirement annuity as part of his compensation package. His base salary is $150,324. With incentives, his salary can exceed $450,000 a year.

The new contract includes an annuity incentive for each member of Glenn's coaching staff.

"This is a tremendous vote of confidence for me, and for our coaches," Glenn said. "One of the most important keys to success is continuity and stability. This certainly enhances our ability for success."