Washington State has locked up its defensive coordinator, defensive-line coach and head coach for several more years after the Cougars’ surprisingly successful 2015 campaign.

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Washington State extended the contracts of defensive coordinator Alex Grinch and defensive-line coach Joe Salave’a on Tuesday.

Grinch’s extension adds three years to his contract, keeping him in Pullman through the 2018 season. Salave’a’s extension is for two years.

Also, coach Mike Leach and athletic director Bill Moos agreed to exercise the annual rollover clause in Leach’s contract, keeping it at five years.

“Mike Leach and his entire staff have done a tremendous job in building our football program, and the goal is to keep moving forward,” Moos said in a statement. “Cougar football has returned to the upper echelon of collegiate football where it most deservedly belongs. I believe I speak for all Cougar fans when I say we want Mike Leach leading our football program for many years to come.”

Grinch’s potential as a defensive coordinator was unknown when the Cougars hired him from Missouri, where he was the secondary coach. But the defense rapidly improved under Grinch, tripling the number of turnovers it forced in 2014 and holding opponents to nearly 11 fewer points per game.

Salave’a coached two All-Pac-12 second-team defensive linemen in seniors Darryl Paulo and Destiny Vaeao, and he has been a key part of WSU’s recruiting strategy because of his ability to bring players from American Samoa and Hawaii to Pullman. Hawaiian defensive end Hercules Mata’afa, for example, was named a freshman All-American by USA Today.