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Penn State Wrestling: Cael Sanderson Signs Long Term Deal

by on July 25, 2017 3:20 PM

Cael Sanderson isn't going anywhere any time sooner as Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour announced a “long-term” contract extension for the 38-year-old head coach Tuesday while in Chicago for Big Ten Media days.

While Penn State is not required to announce contract adjustments for head coaches for programs outside of football and both basketball programs, Barbour took the time to alleviate any stresses the fan base might be feeling. Sanderson's previous deal was signed in 2012 and expired in June. 

The exact terms of his new contract are unknown and very likely will stay that way publicly.

“What Cael and our wrestling program have done is absolutely spectacular,” Barbour said. “There was never an issue. There was never a concern. It was a matter of getting to a right place.”

Sanderson’s Nittany Lions have won six of the last seven NCAA national championships. On top of Penn State’s sheer team dominance on the mat, the program also counts 16 individual national champions since Sanderson’s arrival ahead of the 2010 season.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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