Bristol Bears have revealed that Pat Lam has signed a new, long-term contract at Ashton Gate.
The former Somoa international, who has been at the club since 2017, has agreed a deal until 2023.
Lam, whose title now becomes Director of Rugby, led the club to a 9th placed finish in the Gallagher Premiership - the highest points total for a promoted side since 2007.
In his first season at the helm, the 50 year-old clinched the Championship title, winning a club record 16 successive fixtures in the process.
I’m proud to commit my future to Bristol and it was an easy decision to make. We’ve set out a plan to bring a Premiership trophy to Ashton Gate and we’re at the start of that journey.
Pat Lam has reinvigorated this club and given us a clear purpose and direction for the future. He has created an environment and team spirit that the whole city has bought into.