The College Football Playoff is happy with the direction it’s heading after three seasons with an exciting four-team format. And CFP executive director Bill Hancock has been an instrumental piece in the development of the yearly college football tournament.
On Wednesday, the organization announced a three-year extension for Hancock which will keep him in charge of the organization through at least June of 2020.
“Bill Hancock is not only one of the most widely respected people in college football, he’s one of the kindest, most decent, and able people anyone will ever meet,” said C. Max Nikias, the President of the University of Southern California and Chairman of the Board of Managers, per a press release. “Under Bill’s leadership, the playoff for three years in a row has been a huge success, making it an event that is loved by fans, students and alumni throughout the country. We’re delighted to extend the contract of a man who is so dedicated to helping students be successful in college and in life.”
Hancock was appointed the administrator of the old BCS college football format back in 2005, earning a promotion to executive director in 2009 and helped guide college football into the playoff era beginning in 2012.