Following more than two months of talks with district officials, Robstown ISD Athletic Director Doug Wood has signed a contract extension and will remain with the district.

Last week, Wood confirmed he had re-signed with the district, although he declined to discuss the circumstances surrounding his decision.

"I'm happy with what I'm doing," Wood said. "There were things said negative about me, but I didn't want to get caught up in all that."

Looking forward, Wood said he has high hopes for the Cotton Pickers' football season this year, after Robstown reached its first playoff berth in 42 years last season.

"The success has made it to where they understand they have to work even harder. We didn't get as far as we wanted to go," Wood said. "We're headed upward, but we still have a long way to go."

Wood submitted his resignation to the district Feb. 6, saying he would remain with the district until his contract ended in June.

After that announcement, the Robstown ISD Board of Trustees voted to authorize interim-superintendent Roel Lara to meet with Wood to discuss possible options that would encourage him to stay. After those discussions, in a March 3 meeting, the board voted to extend an offer to Wood that kept his base pay and workdays unchanged, but authorized him to receive a $6,000 per year stipend budgeted for an un-filled defensive coordinator position.