Miami RedHawks football: Chuck Martin’s contract extended

Miami RedHawks football coach Chuck Martin’s contract has been extended through the 2020 season.

The school announced Wednesday morning Martin has signed a two-year contract extension following a 5-7 season.

Martin has compiled a 16-33 record in four seasons after taking over a program that was among the worst in the country at the time.

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His best season so far is 2016 when the RedHawks finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak before losing the St. Petersburg Bowl to Mississippi State.

The RedHawks were 8-28 in the three seasons before Martin was hired, including an 0-12 campaign in 2013.

Martin's four full-year recruiting classes have ranked on average 4.3 in the MAC according composite rankings.

The RedHawks begin spring football practice next week.

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