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McElwain, 2 other CSU coaches get extensions

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Seventy-two hours after firing athletic director Jack Graham, Colorado State announced that football coach Jim McElwain has signed a new five-year contract through 2019.

Interim athletic director John Morris also announced new deals Monday for volleyball coach Tom Hilbert and women’s basketball coach Ryun Williams.

Along with men’s basketball coach Larry Eustachy, who signed a new deal last fall, the Rams have long-term coaching commitments for their four most visible athletic programs.

School President Tony Frank briefed members of the CSU board of governors about the contracts at meetings in Pueblo, Colorado, last week.

McElwain capped his second season at CSU with a win in the New Mexico Bowl for the Rams’ first eight-win season since 2002. Hilbert guided his team to its fifth straight Mountain West title last season and a 19th straight NCAA tournament berth and Williams was named the conference’s coach of the year after guiding the Rams to a 25-8 record and their first regular-season title since 2002-03.

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