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As players report to Mankato for training camp, the Minnesota Vikings announced head coach Mike Zimmer has been signed to a contract extension. The terms of the contract have not been made public.
Last season, Zimmer led the Vikings to an 11-5 record and the first NFC North Championship since 2009. He holds an 18-14 record in his two seasons as head coach.
"Mike has instilled a very positive atmosphere over the past three years and our players have thrived under his tutelage and leadership. His focus on helping our players develop and maximize potential, individually and collectively, is critical for our current and future success. We believe the continuity established with Mike leading our football team is a very positive step for our organization." Zygi Wilf, Owner/Chairman
"We are very excited about the direction of our football team with Mike Zimmer as our head coach. His leadership and the strong partnership he has with Rick Spielman has helped transform the culture of our football team. They have established a positive identity for this team with tough minded, disciplined, and smart football players and we believe Mike's continued leadership bodes very well for our future." Mark Wilf, Owner/PresidentSpielman won't talk about length or terms "but no doubt mike Zimmer will be our football coach for a long time"-- Dawn Mitchell (@DawnAtFOX9) July 28, 2016 "I feel very, very fortunate to be the coach of the #Vikings." - Coach Zimmer pic.twitter.com/lPY3Gpqf9p-- Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 28, 2016