Tulane extends Willie Fritz’s contract through 2023

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Willie Fritz

Green Wave head coach has won over 200 games in his coaching career

NEW ORLEANS – Tulane University has extended the contract of head football coach Willie Fritz through the 2023 season, Ben Weiner Director of Athletics Chair Troy Dannen announced Tuesday.

“Great programs start with great leadership,” Dannen said. “Willie has provided that great leadership during his first two years. As a result, our students and our program are poised to achieve at a high level in the American Athletic Conference. He has led with integrity and class, while elevating anticipation and expectations for our program moving forward. Our commitment to him signals our trust and confidence in all aspects of the direction of the football program at Tulane University.”

In just two seasons, Fritz has built a built a program that has allowed the Green Wave to secure one of the top recruiting classes in the American Athletic Conference while improving the team’s win total each year.

“I couldn’t be more excited with the direction in which our football program is headed,” Fritz said. “It is an absolute joy to coach at this institution. We have total buy-in from everyone on our staff to our administration, and I know we have a bright future.”

Under Fritz’s direction, Tulane averaged 231.5 yards rushing per game this past season – a figure that ranked 20th in the nation. Tulane has averaged just under 30 points per game. In 2017, the Green Wave scored 30 or more points four times.

Since he was named head coach, Fritz has had three student-athletes selected in the NFL Draft, including two last month.

In 24 years as a college head coach, Fritz has coached in two NJCAA National Championships, three FCS National Championships and one bowl game while posting an impressive record of 202-89-1.

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The Green Wave open the 2018 season on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Yulman Stadium against Wake Forest.

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