PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh's Walt Harris was named Monday aa the new head footbll coach at Stanford University.
Harris agreed to a five-year contract and will take over the Cardinal program following Pittsburgh's Fiesta Bowl game against No. 5 Utah, Jan. 1.
Harris has compiled a 52-43 record in eight seasons with the Panthers and had a winning record in each of the last five campaigns, including 8-3 in 2004.
Pittsburgh co-shared this year's Big East title with Boston College, Syracuse and West Virginia and earned the conference's BCS berth in a tiebreaker.
Harris was the 2004 Big East Coach of the Year, an award he won in 1997 after guiding Pittsburgh to the Liberty Bowl for its first postseason experience since 1989. The Panthers went to six bowl games under Harris, including a string of five straight.
Pittsburgh Athletic Director Jeff Long chose not to extend Harris' contract prior to the season.