Baylor, Aranda Finalize Contract Extension

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Baylor v Ole Miss

Head coach Dave Aranda of the Baylor Bears celebrates after defeating the Mississippi Rebels 21-7 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome on January 01, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Photo: Getty Images

Baylor University and head football coach Dave Aranda have finalized a contract extension.

The new deal results in an extension through 2029. As a private institution, Baylor does not disclose specific contract terms.

"My family and I are truly appreciative of the tremendous support we have received from Mack, President Livingstone, and the entire Waco community," Aranda said. "We are both incredibly grateful and proud to call Baylor our home. I look forward to continuing the work we've started on and off the field in the years to come."

"I am incredibly grateful for Dave's outstanding leadership of our football program and student-athletes through his commitment to Preparing Champions for Life," Director of Athletics Mack B. Rhoades said. "Dave has brought unprecedented success to our football program both on and off the field. He has brought tremendous national exposure and acclaim to our institution and the greater Waco community. We look forward to the future with Dave, his wife, Dione, and their children and the continued growth of our football program, student-athletes, and fan support under his exceptional leadership. Dave is, without question, one of the most brilliant minds in college football across the country."

After leading Baylor to wins in the 2021 Big 12 Championship and 2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl, Aranda and the Bears finished with a 12-2 record, the most wins in program history. Despite being picked to finish eighth in the conference in the preseason media poll, BU defeated a school-record five ranked opponents, including a win over Oklahoma State to win the program’s first Big 12 Championship Game and third Big 12 Conference title. BU also defeated Ole Miss to claim the first BCS/New Year’s Six bowl win in the modern era.

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