SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly has agreed to a six-year contract to stay on as coach at Notre Dame through 2021.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick issued a release Friday announcing the new contract for Kelly. Terms weren’t disclosed. Swarbrick says Kelly had built the foundation of “a great Notre Dame football program.”

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Kelly has coached the Irish for six seasons, the longest tenure of any Notre Dame coach since Lou Holtz led the team for 11 seasons. Kelly is 55-23 at Notre Dame, a winning percentage of .705. He guided the Irish to an undefeated regular season in 2012 before losing to Alabama 42-14 in the title game. The Irish have appeared in six straight bowl games.

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Kelly has a career winning percentage of .737, seventh among active FBS coaches.

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