Presbyterian and Tommy Spangler have agreed to a contract extension through the 2021 season the school announced this week. Spangler is 50-49 overall as head coach of the Blue Hose.
The move brings stability to the program as they complete their move from the Big South to the Pioneer Football League. The Blue Hose will compete in the PFL beginning in 2021.
As for Spangler, he is currently amidst his second stint at the school. He was highly successful at the turn of the century guiding Presbyterian to winning seasons in five of his six years from 2001 through 2006. That included one appearance in the Division II playoffs.
The Blue Hose joined the Big South in 2008 though they were ineligible for the postseason or Big South Championship until 2010.
Between 2007 and 2016, Presbyterian struggled in the Big South. They had 2 winning seasons in 2007 and 2014 going 6-5 both times. Their best finish within the Big South was a joint third place in both 2011 and 2014.
Spangler came back starting with 2017 season to take the reigns once more. In the three seasons since returning, Presbyterian has gone 8-25 overall with a 2-14 conference record. Moving to the non-scholarship Pioneer Football League might provide a competitive home.
Presbyterian will play the 2020 season an FCS Independent before moving to the PFL in 2021.