MIAMI (AP)FIU has given coach Mike MacIntyre an extension through the 2027 season, the university announced Thursday.

MacIntyre went 4-8 this season, his first with the Panthers. The school had lost 18 of its last 19 games before his arrival, and winning four games was enough to convince FIU that the program is back in the right direction.

”His vision, character, work ethic and humility are second to none,” FIU athletic director Scott Carr said. ”It’s truly amazing what he has done to assemble a first-class staff and build a very healthy team culture. While we strive to win every game, we’re pleased with the increase in wins from previous years and how hard our young men competed the entire season.”

MacIntyre’s salary was $750,000 this season, according to university records.

”I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to lead such a remarkable group of student-athletes and staff here at FIU,” MacIntyre said.

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