Coming off a 7-4 season -- just The Citadel’s fourth winning record since 1992 -- Bulldogs football coach Kevin Higgins has earned a contract extension through the 2014 season.
Higgins has a record of 38-51 in eight seasons at The Citadel, including two winning seasons (2007 and 2012).
Higgins, who earns an annual salary of $227,352 according to state government salary databases, received a contract extension through the 2013 season on Jan. 18, 2012. As part of that agreement, he is to receive a one-year extension for each season that the Bulldogs win a majority of their games against FCS competition.
On Nov. 20, athletic director Larry Leckonby sent Higgins a letter acknowledging that the Bulldogs’ 7-3 record against FCS foes this season had earned him an extension through June 30, 2015. Higgins is also due a bonus of $50,000 if he is still the head coach on Feb. 1, 2013.
Last season, the Bulldogs went 5-3 in the Southern Conference with victories over FCS top 10 teams Georgia Southern and Appalachian State.