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UMD's Nielson signs contract extension

Bob Nielson, who led the University of Minnesota-Duluth football team to its first-ever post-season appearance in 2001, has signed a four-year contract extension which will run through June of 2006.

Bob Nielson, who led the University of Minnesota-Duluth football team to its first-ever post-season appearance in 2001, has signed a four-year contract extension which will run through June of 2006.
Nielson, 42, led the Bulldogs to a 9-3 overall record in 2001 and placed second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference at 7-2. The Bulldogs held down the No. 24 spot in the final regular season American Football Coaches Association Division II poll and played in the 2001 Mineral Water Bowl in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Nielson has compiled a 19-15 overall record in three years at UMD. His original contract would have expired at the completion of the 2002-03 academic year.
"Bob has done a tremendous job over the last three years," UMD athletic director Robert Corran said. "We are excited about the prospect of coach Nielson continuing to lead our football program over the next four years."
Nielson, who sports an 89-48-1 collegiate coaching record, spent three years at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1996-98), five years at Wartburg (IA) College (1991-95) and two seasons at Ripon College (1989-90) before arriving at UMD in 1999.

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