Fresno State announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with head football coach Tim DeRuyter with a letter of intent to extend his contract five years through the 2018 season.
Fresno State and DeRuyter were pleased to come to a preliminary, non-binding agreement regarding certain key terms. The letter serves as confirmation of the University’s intent to enter into a comprehensive agreement to extend the employment agreements of DeRuyter. The primary goal of this announcement is to ensure the stability for DeRuyter and his staff, so that they may effectively complete the 2014 football recruiting process and beyond.
“The extraordinary success Coach DeRuyter and his staff have achieved over the past two seasons warrants these actions by the university. It is our hope that these mutual commitments foster greater stability as well as the continued progression of Fresno State football,” director of athletics Thomas Boeh said.
In the months ahead, the university, Athletic Corporation and DeRuyter’s representatives will be working toward the completion and execution of comprehensive employment agreements. No additional details will be provided until the conclusion of that process...