Northern Iowa Extends Coach Jacobson Through 2027

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson has been given a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Panthers through 2027.

Jacobson just completed his 11th season at Northern Iowa. He has a school-record 234 wins and has led Northern Iowa to eight consecutive top-four finishes in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Jacobson is already sixth in career wins in the MVC and is a three-time league coach of the year.

Athletic director David Harris says that while the Panthers struggled in 2016 to 2017, he has great optimism in the program’s future under Jacobson.

Financial terms of the extension weren’t disclosed.

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