Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold

Head coach Lance Leipold cheers on his team.

When a program has the best success its had in over a decade, the logical step is to lock up the guy that's made it happen—and that’s exactly what the Jayhawks just did. 

ESPN’s Pete Thamel reported that Kansas and head football coach Lance Leipold have come to terms on a contract extension Tuesday night. 


Leipold’s deal secures his place in an uphill-trending Kansas program through the 2029 season. 

Since taking over the Jayhawks in 2021, Leipold has led the squad to the program’s first bowl-eligible season since 2008. 

The news comes just months after Leipold’s initial contract extension earlier in the season.