STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead has received a contract extension through the 2022 season that will pay an average base salary of $3.2 million.
The school announced the extension on Tuesday. Moorhead originally signed a four-year deal worth an average of $2.75 million when he was hired following the 2017 season. The new deal is also four years, which is the longest allowed by state law.
Moorhead will earn a base salary of $3.05 million next season and that number will increase by $100,000 in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Mississippi State is coming off an 8-5 season, including a 4-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference and a loss to Iowa in the Outback Bowl. The Bulldogs had one of the nation’s best defenses but struggled at times on offense.