San Diego State Extends Rocky Long Through 2022
“Offering Rocky an extension may be the easiest decision I’ve ever had to make.” -SDSU Athletic Director J.D. Wicker
This is the Rocky Long era at San Diego State University, and it’s going to last for as long as Rocky Long wishes to coach the Aztecs.
Long is the all-time winningest head coach in Mountain West history, and the only three-time Mountain West Coach of the Year.
Coming off his seventh season as head coach of the Aztecs, and 10th overall, Long has helped SDSU reach a bowl game for eight straight campaigns. It makes San Diego State one of 17 schools nationally and one of just two Group-of-5 programs to play in a bowl game in each of the last eight seasons.
Long and the Aztecs have achieved elite Group of 5 football status.
Soon to be 67, Long wants to coach for at least five more years. He signed a contract extension with San Diego State now taking him through the 2022 season. The new contract was officially announced by Athletic Director J.D. Wicker in a news conference on Wednesday at San Diego State.
A snapshot of how the Aztecs doing lately: over the past three seasons, the Aztecs are 32-7. The 2016 season ended with the Aztecs ranked 25th in the nation, after toppling Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl. It was the first time the Aztecs finished ranked in 30 years.