HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – The Marshall University Board of Directors has unanimously approved a new five-year contract for Head Coach of Marshall University Men’s Soccer Chris Grassie.
“The excitement level surrounding Herd Soccer right now is off the charts,” Board of Governors Chairman Patrick Farrell said on Twitter.
The decision was made in an emergency Board of Governors meeting Friday, May 21, just days after the team won the NCAA National Championship. The deal will keep Grassie on as head coach through the 2025 season, according to the university.
“Right now we have the best program in the country,” Grassie said. “I want to make sure we continue to grow and evolve so we can win more championships.”
University officials say through the new contract Grassie will be compensated $375,750 per year.
Grassie came to Marshall in January 2017 and just finished his fourth season as head coach. Before he came to Huntington, Grassie led the University of Charleston to back-to-back appearances in the Division II National Championship match.
. Before his arrival in Huntington, Grassie had led the University of Charleston to back-to-back appearances in the Division II National Championship match. The Newcastle upon-Tyne, United Kingdom native began his work of putting Marshall into the national conversation.