Mississippi State football

Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead observes his team's during the Maroon-White Spring Game in April.

Mississippi State head football coach Joe Moorhead has agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2022 season, Director of Athletics John Cohen announced Tuesday.   

“We are excited about the leadership of Mississippi State football under coach Moorhead,” Cohen said in a school release. “He is a man of integrity, loyalty and humility. His love for his players and our program is evident. He is driven by elevating our program to a championship standard on and off the field. We look forward to watching the continued growth of our football program under his watch.”

Moorhead, who owns a 46-18 career record in five seasons as a head coach, became just the second MSU head coach to win eight or more games in his debut season and the first since College Football Hall of Famer Allyn McKeen in 1939. Moorhead was also just the second coach in Bulldog history to reach a bowl game in his first season, joining Jackie Sherrill’s 1991 squad.

For more on Moorhead's extension, see Wednesday's Starkville Daily News.

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