COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WDVM) – The University of Maryland gave a big vote of confidence to its head football coach Mike Locksley on Friday.

The Terps announced a new contract extension for Locksley Friday morning, a five-year deal, that will keep Locksley in College Park through at least 2026. The university says that incentives could extend the deal through 2028.

“It’s really important and it’s great to be recognized that they see us making the necessary progress,” Locksley said. “We’re not even close to scratching the surface. The best is ahead for for Maryland.

Locksley will make four million dollars in 2022. He is 12-18 in the past three seasons as Maryland’s head coach and led the Terps to their first bowl win since 2010.

Locksley’s recruiting classes have been ranked in the top 35 the past few seasons.

“For me, it’s rewarding to know that I have an opportunity to continue to dream big here at the University of Maryland,” Locksley told WDVM. “To continue to work to take the next step to put this program back to where we can compete for Big Ten championships. I’m really excited and thankful.”