Kevin Donley given lifetime deal

Updated: November 27, 2013, 1:21 AM ET
Associated Press

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- The NAIA's winningest football coach isn't going anywhere.

St. Francis (Ind.) and Kevin Donley agreed to a contract extension through 2018, a deal that includes a continual five-year rollover clause. Athletic director Mike McCaffrey called it a "lifetime" contract.

Donley started the school's football program in 1997 and is 158-36 in 16 seasons with the Cougars. The two-time national coach of the year has won 272 games in 35 seasons and captured a national championship during a previous stop at Georgetown (Ky.). Donley will be inducted into the NAIA's Hall of Fame in January.

In a statement released by the school, Donley said he still has goals to accomplish before pondering retirement.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press


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