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TSU's McClelland receives contract extension

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Texas Southern athletics director Dr. Charles McClelland has been given a three-year contract extension by the school.

He still had a year and a half left on his contract, so his deal ties him to the school through Dec. 31, 2018.

McClelland is in his fifth year running the Tigers athletics program. So now he will have at least that long to continue his job at TSU.

"They have extended my contract another three years, on top of the year and a half that I have remaining now," McClelland said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.

"It's tremendously humbling to me that the board of regents and the president, Dr. John Rudley, felt that the job that we were doing was sufficient enough to warrant an additional extension."

On McClelland's watch TSU's Academic Progression Rate has all athletics programs meeting the standards set by the NCAA for the first time since the inception of the APR.

McClelland led the way for TSU to become a partner at BBVA Compass Stadium and play its home football games in the facility that is home to the Houston Dynamo.

Also on McClelland's watch the TSU women's basketball team won the 2013 SWAC regular season title.

It was the first championship of any kind for the Lady Tigers.

The men's basketball team won the 2013 SWAC regular season title as well.

"I have a lot of work to do, but I'm very pleased as well that they've seen what we've accomplished over the last five years and have been able to offer me a contract extension," McClelland said.

"I know it's huge for my two boys, Cainan and Ashton. They'll be able to stay in the same house and finish school."

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