JMU's Bourne: Matthews Extension Not Yet Done

By: Damon Dillman Email
By: Damon Dillman Email

James Madison athletic director Jeff Bourne says he hopes to sign football coach Mickey Matthews to a contract extension "relatively soon."

Bourne said Thursday that the two sides are still working to complete a one-year extension, which would keep Matthews under contract through the 2013 season.

Matthews has been mentioned as a potential candidate for the head coaching vacancies at Virginia and Marshall.

Matthews is currently working under a contract he signed in February 2008, which pays him a base salary of $222,000, plus incentives.

Bourne says the proposed extension would not increase Matthews' base salary.

Matthews was out of his office recruiting, and couldn't be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.


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