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Report: Ball State's Pete Lembo receives contract extension

Pete Lembo has a 25-13 record, with 1 bowl game appearance, in his three seasons at Ball State. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes) Pete Lembo has a 25-13 record in his three seasons at Ball State. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Ball State head football coach Pete Lembo received a five-year extension, keeping him at the school through the 2018 season, reports the Indianapolis Star.

His new contract now expires on Feb. 28, 2019, according to the report.

Lembo also received a pay raise from $396,000 to $475,000 and a new title: Associate Athletic Director. The new deal will make him the highest paid coach in the Mid-American Conference.

Lembo, 43, was in the last year of his original four-year contract, which included a fifth-year option that the school picked up.

Ball State was 6-18 in the previous two seasons before Lembo arrived. Ball State went 10-3 last season.

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