Wilder has been coaching the Monarchs since 2009 and has led the team to a 52–20 record in his tenure. Old Dominion went 6-6 last season in its first year in Conference USA after making the jump to FBS.
"ODU football continues to make significant and successful strides both academically and athletically under the dynamic leadership of head coach Bobby Wilder," athletic director Dr. Wood Selig said. "Additionally, our student-athletes and coaches continue to give back to the community in numerous positive ways that assist our local area and contribute to the popularity, support and growth of ODU football. Coach Wilder is a proven winner on and off the field. The entire region is fortunate to have him directing our football program."
Wilder's original 2013 contract with the Monarchs went through 2017. This is the second one-year extension he has received.
- Molly Geary