AMES, Iowa – Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard is the latest Cyclone to make a long-term commitment to the institution. He has agreed to a five-year contract extension according to ISU President Steven Leath.
“In my brief tenure at Iowa State, I have found Jamie to be an extremely competent and visionary leader,” Dr. Leath said. “The program’s record of academic and athletic achievement in concert with a sound business plan is impressive.”
Pollard had two years remaining on his current contact so the extension will run through 2019.
Iowa State has registered its all-time best athletics’ graduation rate and national all-sports ranking during Pollard’s tenure. The program has also set attendance records in every major sport, invested nearly $100 million in new and renovated facilities and eliminated its dependence upon state funding since Pollard came to Iowa State in 2005.
“We have more work to do,” Pollard said, “so I am extremely grateful to President Leath for the confidence he has shown in our administrative team. Our program is primed for success and I’m anxious to continue building alongside, what we feel, is the best coaching staff in ISU history.”
Final terms of the contract will be announced at a later date.