Full Interview: Kent Haslam on Delaney Contract Extension - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Full Interview: Kent Haslam on Delaney Contract Extension

Posted: Updated:

Watch our full interview with University of Montana Athletic Director Kent Haslam, as he talks about extending Mick Delaney's contract.

Below is the official release from the University:

GRIZ FOOTBALL COACH MICK DELANEY RECEIVES ONE-YEAR EXTENSION

MISSOULA, MONTANA - The University of Montana has extended head football coach Mick Delaney's contract to go through the 2014 football season, announced UM's Director of Athletics, Kent Haslam today (Wednesday, Nov. 27). Delaney's contract goes to Jan. 31, 2015, pending approval by the Montana Board of Regents.

"It's such a humbling experience, and the day before Thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for," said Delaney, who notified the team about the year-long extension following today's morning practice in Washington-Grizzly Stadium.  "Where I am at in my career, and to be able to stay at the University of Montana one more year, is just almost unbelievable.
 
"I am excited for our coaches," Delaney said. "I think we've got some really good things going here between the players and the coaching staff - they all work so hard and they're all so together. We're going to continue to what we did this year. I know we're going to be competitive every time we step on the field. I just couldn't be happier.
 
Delaney, who is in the second year of a two-year contract, has guided the Grizzlies to a 10-2 record so far in 2013. His two-year record at Montana is 15-8.
 
"I appreciate the hard work of Coach Delaney and the entire football staff," said Haslam. "It has been a great season both on and off the field. The student-athletes and coaches have brought playoff football back to Missoula and continue to focus on not only their development as football players, but also as students, role models, and members of the community."

Delaney is currently in his 29th season of coaching at the college level, and has been in the coaching profession for more than 40 years.
 
Montana, which finished third in the Big Sky Conference with a 6-2 record, is coming off a 28-14 win over rival and 13th-ranked Montana State last Saturday in Bozeman. The Grizzlies have won their last four games in a row and seven of their last eight.
 
Montana recently earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Division 1 Football Championship and received a No. 8 seed, giving it a bye in the first round, which is Saturday, Nov. 30.
 
The Grizzlies will play the winner of the Bethune-Cookman at Coastal Carolina game in a second round FCS playoff contest at home next Saturday, Dec. 7, with kick-off in UM's Washington-Grizzly Stadium slated for noon.
 
"I think this just reinforces on how hard we have all hung in there together, and how hard we'll continue to hang together," Delaney said. "We're excited for the playoffs, and I know that we will go into next week with a great amount of focus and intensity. We will play hard, and let the chips fall where they may."

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Priest Lake Auction: Saying goodbye to home

    Priest Lake Auction: Saying goodbye to home

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:50:23 GMT
    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - After years of obstacles for 61 Priest Lake lot lessees, the end comes on Thursday, August 28th. 
    PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - After years of obstacles for 61 Priest Lake lot lessees, the end comes on Thursday, August 28th. People who have been leasing land from the state, some more than 40 years, will find out if they get to keep their property in an auction.Back in 2010, the State of Idaho decided to divest more than 300 lake lots on Priest Lake.
  • Benefit of Owning a Dog

    Benefit of Owning a Dog

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:24:52 GMT
    We have a Flag Day, a Grandparents Day, but why not have a day where we can celebrate our four-legged friends, a day to appreciate man's best friend; well that day does exist. Today is National Dog Day.
    We have a Flag Day, a Grandparents Day, but why not have a day where we can celebrate our four-legged friends, a day to appreciate man's best friend; well that day does exist. Today is National Dog Day.
  • Want a skateboard signed by Pearl Jam while they were in Spokane? CHECK THIS OUT!

    Want a skateboard signed by Pearl Jam while they were in Spokane? CHECK THIS OUT!

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:03:16 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you love skateboarding and Pearl Jam, then you're going to love this.Up for auction on eBay right now is a skateboard signed by Pearl Jam while they were in Spokane for their November 30th, 2013 concert during the Lightning Bolt tour. 
    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you love skateboarding and Pearl Jam, then you're going to love this.Up for auction on eBay right now is a skateboard signed by Pearl Jam while they were in Spokane for their November 30th, 2013 concert during the Lightning Bolt tour. The best part is, the money raised from the auction will go to the Ferry County Rail Trail Partners, a non-profit group that is developing a 25 mile long trail in Ferry County.
  • UM Grads Invention Breaks Kickstarter Record

    UM Grads Invention Breaks Kickstarter Record

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:10:54 GMT
    A University of Montana graduate gets national attention, after his invention breaks a record on Kickstarter.com, a popular platform used to fund creative projects.
    A University of Montana graduate gets national attention, after his invention breaks a record on Kickstarter.com, a popular platform used to fund creative projects.
  • PHOTOS: National Dog Day!

    PHOTOS: National Dog Day!

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:00:18 GMT
    August 26 is National Dog Day! National Dog Day was created back in 2004, and it gives us a chance to stop and appreciate those who offer us their unconditional love, support, and acceptance: our pups!
    August 26 is National Dog Day! National Dog Day was created back in 2004, and it gives us a chance to stop and appreciate those who offer us their unconditional love, support, and acceptance: our pups!
  • Shooting Range Death Sparks National Safety Concern

    Shooting Range Death Sparks National Safety Concern

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:48 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:48:21 GMT
    A rash of safety questions erupt across the nation after a 9-year-old girl accidentally shoots and kills a firearms instructor at an Arizona shooting range on Monday.
    A rash of safety questions erupt across the nation after a 9-year-old girl accidentally shoots and kills a firearms instructor at an Arizona shooting range on Monday.
  • Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Cobell Settlement Checks Could Be Mailed By Fall 2014

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:03:47 GMT
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
    The people in charge of doling out money in the Cobell settlement want to put checks in the mail by this fall.
  • Seven Arrested in Kalispell Sex Sting

    Seven Arrested in Kalispell Sex Sting

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:39 GMT
    A four-day online sex sting ends with the arrest of seven Flathead men for sexual abuse of children, and more arrests are pending.
    A four-day online sex sting ends with the arrest of seven Flathead men for sexual abuse of children, and more arrests are pending.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.