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Abilene Christian University signs Wildcat football coach to extension

Head football coach Adam Dorrel will be with the Wildcats until 2023
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ABILENE, Texas — Abilene Christian head football coach Adam Dorrel will be in West Texas for a couple of more years. Dorrel agreed to a multi-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2023 season. 

A three-time Coach of the Year at Northwest Missouri State, Dorrel led the Wildcats to their first winning Division I season in 2018.

Credit: ACUSports.com

Dorrel signed a five-year contract upon his arrival to ACU in December 2016 and helped the program make significant progress between his first and second years.

The head coach's first year at the helm was a rebuilding year where the team finished the season with only two wins and nine losses. Dorrel's second year was a season to show the change in the Wildcat program. The team accomplished six wins and finished their winning season in Division I play.

The Wildcats have their first inter-team scrimmage on Saturday, August 24th, where fans are encouraged to come and meet the players after the game. Their first game in the 2019 season will be at North Texas on August 31 which can be seen on TV on ESPN+.