Dave Clawson signs extension with Bowling Green through 2018

Dave Clawson and Bowling Green have agreed to a new contract that runs through the 2018. (US Presswire)

After leading Bowling Green to an 8-5 finish and two bowl appearances in four years, Dave Clawson has agreed to a contract extension as coach of the Falcons.

The new deal, extending the contract through the 2018 season, was announced by the school Monday morning.

"Dave has done a terrific job of rebuilding our football program," Bowling Green athletic director Greg Christopher said in a press release. "We now have a solid foundation for continued success. Dave has not only instilled a winning culture, but he runs a first-rate program that represents the entire University in a positive fashion. This extension is about our commitment to Dave, the coaching staff and the entire football program."

The press release included no details regarding Clawson's compensation, but the school was sure to mention other investments to the football program. Bowling Green is currently planning renovations to Perry Fieldhouse -- a multipurpose indoor facility on campus -- and has started the planning process of planning "a comprehensive renovation" to Doyt Perry Stadium.

"I appreciate the confidence shown in me and our football staff by president Dr. Mary Ellen Mazey and our athletics director, Greg Christopher," said Clawson. "Both Dr. Mazey and Greg have been extremely supportive in my time here and they have made it clear the University has made a commitment to the future of BGSU football. We have built a solid foundation over the past four years, and I look forward to continuing to build and grow our program."

Bowling Green finished 2012 with a 6-2 record in MAC play, good enough for second place in the East Division. The Falcons had one of the best defensive units in the nation, ranking No. 6 in total defense (296.6 yards per game) and No. 10 in scoring defense (16.8 points per game). Bowling Green finished the season strong, holding all eight conference opponents to just 104 combined points.

For more on the Bowling Green and the MAC, check out the recent MAC Review episode from the Eye On College Football Podcast.

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