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HOUSTON -- Houston coach Tony Levine has agreed to a five-year contract that runs through the 2018 football season.
|Tony Levine led Houston to its 19th season in school history with at least eight wins last year.|
The new deal replaces the five-year contract he signed when he joined the Cougars before the 2012 season.
Houston finished 8-5 last season after a loss to Vanderbilt in the BBVA Compass Bowl. It was the 19th season in school history with at least eight wins.
The Cougars also showed marked improvement from Levine's first season, in which they went 5-7.
Levine spent four seasons as an assistant with the Cougars before taking over the program when Kevin Sumlin left for Texas A&M.
The new contract was announced Tuesday.