Contract Extension For NIU's Football Coach By WNIJ • Feb 24, 2014 TweetShareGoogle+Email Northern Illinois University has extended the contract of its head football coach by a year. Rod Carey also gets a raise. Rod Carey Credit NIU Today NIU Today: Coach Rod Carey Extends Contract Carey led the Huskies to the first 12-0 regular season in school history. His contract now runs through 2019. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.