Coming off his most successful season as head coach, Kalani Sitake received a contract extension from BYU just days before the Cougars’ 2021 season opener.

Tuesday’s announcement adds two years to his previous contract extension that came in 2019 and keeps him on contract through the 2025 season.

“We are happy to sign Kalani to an extension that keeps him connected to BYU for years to come,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a press release. “This is about setting our student-athletes up for success. Kalani’s culture of love and learning has created an incredible environment for his student-athletes and Cougar Nation that we are all inspired by.”

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BYU opens the 2021 season against Arizona on Saturday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Sitake led the Cougars to an 11-1 record in 2020, as BYU finished the season ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press final rankings. He was a finalist for the 2020 Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award.

“I really appreciate the support for BYU football from Tom Holmoe and President Worthen along with all of our administration at BYU,” Sitake said in a press release. “I am excited about the future of our program and committed to continue to do everything we can for the benefit of our great student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans.”

Sitake has led the Cougars to a 38-26 record since taking over the program in the 2016 season.