Posted: Sun March 3, 2013 3:25PM; Updated: Sun March 3, 2013 3:24PM

Central Florida working on extension for George O'Leary

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Coach George O' Leary has guided Central Florida to their first bowl appearance and bowl victories.
Coach George O' Leary has guided Central Florida to their first bowl appearance and bowl victories.
Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Central Florida is working on a two-year contract extension for football coach George O'Leary that would keep him under contract through the 2017 season.

Athletic director Todd Stansbury confirmed through a spokesman the deal is expected to be completed soon.

O'Leary signed a 10-year contract in 2006 that is set to end following the 2015 season. He is making just shy of $1 million a year, although bonus incentives can push the figure to $1.5 million.

The 66-year-old coach has guided the Knights to their first bowl appearance and bowl victories. He also helped spur construction of the on-campus football stadium.

The Knights are to join the Big East Conference next season.

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