Following a 10-6 record and division title in 2008, Brad Childress has the Vikings off to an 8-1 start this season. He also has a 13-9 record against the NFC North as head coach of the Vikings and he’s led the franchise to 17 wins in the last 21 games.
And now he has a contract extension.
The Vikings announced Thursday evening that they have extended the contract of their head coach. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“My family and I are very fortunate to be a part of the Minnesota Vikings organization,” Childress said. “I value the opportunity to continue to lead this team over the next several years as we work toward our ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl for our passionate fans everywhere.”
The Vikings have improved steadily during the 4 seasons Childress has led the team, going from 6-10 in 2006 to 8-8 in 2007 and then 10-6 with a Division title and home playoff game in 2008. The Division title in 2008 was the 1st for the Vikings since 2000.
During Childress’ tenure, the team has been successful on and off the field, raising the level of community involvement to include every player on the roster in 2008, sending 9 different players to the Pro Bowl and having 12 different players earn NFC Player of the Week awards.
Childress is in his 32nd season of coaching overall and 12th season in the NFL.
“Brad has done a tremendous job leading this football team and we value the positive environment he has created for the Minnesota Vikings on and off the field,” said Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf. “He has continued to positively impact this team and create a strong foundation for future success.”
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