LARAMIE — Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen is getting a pay raise after the Cowboys finished last season with an 8-5 record and a bowl appearance.
Athletic director Tom Burman announced on Thursday the details of a new five-year contract for Christensen that will run through 2016.
The contract will include total compensation of $1.2 million per year, with a base salary of $190,000 per year. Christensen was earning $180,000.
Christensen was chosen the Mountain West Conference coach of the year in 2011. In his three years at Wyoming, he has guided two of his three teams to the New Mexico Bowl.
Christensen came to Wyoming in 2008 after serving as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Missouri.