It appears Pat Fitzgerald will still be stalking the sidelines in Evanston deep into the next decade.Tuesday afternoon, Northwestern announced that it has reached an agreement with Fitzgerald, the program’s Dan and Susan Jones Family Head Coach, on a multi-year contract extension.Finding yourself on the receiving end of a Facebook block (and usually any other messaging service or social media) is often hastily misconstrued as a sign that your ex wants nothing to do with you, or that emotional separation has occurred.Of course, if the breakup was particularly spiteful or dramatic, there a chance that they do want nothing to do with you, but the key realization is that, either way, blocking you is rarely a sign they don’t care.
Fitzgerald will be entering his 17th season as a coach at the school, 11 of those as head coach.
“I’m extremely privileged to coach the exceptional young men we invite here to earn the best education in college football and compete at the highest level in the Big Ten Conference.
The best is yet to come, and we’re excited for the future.” In his 11 seasons, Fitzgerald has guided NU to a 77-62 record overall and a 41-48 mark in Big Ten play.
Fitzgerald has accounted for two of NU’s four 10-win seasons the program has produced, with both of those coming in the the last five seasons.
He is the winningest football coach in the school’s history.