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Miami RedHawks football: Chuck Martin’s contract extended

Miami RedHawks football coach Chuck Martin’s contract has been extended through the 2020 season. 

The school announced Wednesday morning Martin has signed a two-year contract extension following a 5-7 season. 

Martin has compiled a 16-33 record in four seasons after taking over a program that was among the worst in the country at the time. 

RELATED: Miami recruiting class heavy on defense

His best season so far is 2016 when the RedHawks finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak before losing the St. Petersburg Bowl to Mississippi State. 

The RedHawks were 8-28 in the three seasons before Martin was hired, including an 0-12 campaign in 2013. 

Martin’s four full-year recruiting classes have ranked on average 4.3 in the MAC according 247Sports.com composite rankings. 

The RedHawks begin spring football practice next week. 

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