Gophers coach P.J. Fleck receives one-year contract extension

Head coach P.J. Fleck of the Minnesota Golden Gophers reacts in the fourth quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

The University of Minnesota is offering Gophers football head coach P.J. Fleck a one-year contract extension, which would keep him with the program through the 2023 season. 

The Board of Regents approved the contract extension at their meeting Friday.

Fleck was signed to a five-year deal in January 2017 and was granted a one-year contract extension last year. 

"The growth of this program is evident," Athletics Director Mark Coyle said in a statement. "Coach Fleck is building a team that excels on and off the field. He recruits at an extreme level and has brought in the highest ranked classes in school history. His players are continually involved in the community and his program has produced record numbers of Academic All-Americans and Academic All-Big Ten honorees. I look forward to more continued success as Coach Fleck builds his program."   

In his second season at the helm, Fleck led the Gophers to a 6-6 record. They are scheduled to face Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26.