TOLEDO, Ohio - Jason Candle will be sticking around the Glass City for a little longer.
The University of Toledo announced Friday they have signed football head coach Jason Candle to a contract extension through 2023.
"We are very pleased to extend Jason Candle's contract through the 2023 season," said athletic director Mike O'Brien. "Jason is unquestionably one of the finest football coaches in the country. He is a tremendous leader and teacher of young men. His focus on leading us to a MAC Championship never wavered, and he has a strong determination to elevate our football program to even greater heights. We look forward to his leadership for many years to come."
"I'm very appreciative of the support and confidence that President (Sharon) Gaber and Mike O'Brien have shown in my staff and me," said Candle. "The success of our program is the result of the unified effort of our players, coaches, staff and everyone in Rocket Nation who supports us. To be a MAC Champion is a tremendous accomplishment of which we can all be proud. At the same time, we are even more focused on our mission of continuing to build on our program's tradition of success. I'm proud to be a Rocket and proud to represent this great University and great city."
Candle was named the 2017 MAC Coach of the Year after leading the Rockets to their first conference championship since 2004. He is 21-6 in his two seasons at the helm of the Rockets, with bowl appearances in both of his full seasons. He also coached the Rockets to an upset of #24 Temple in the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl.