The NSW Rugby League on Wednesday extended the contract of Blues State of Origin coach Laurie Daley for a further year.
The upgraded deal ensures Daley will oversee not only next year's series but also the 2015 campaign.
NSWRL chairman Dr George Peponis said the board had been very impressed with how the former Australian, NSW and Canberra star had gone about his business since taking over the reins this year from Ricky Stuart.
"His respect for the changes made by Ricky, his strategic approach in planning for the 2013 campaign, his attention to detail and people management ensured that it was not a difficult decision to extend his contract," Peponis said.
"It is critical that over the next two years, we address the gap between our current and desired position in regards to 'high performance'.
"The NSWRL board strongly believes that the first step is to ensure there is stability associated with the NSW SOO (State of Origin) program and thus confirming Laurie's position was paramount.
Chief executive officer David Trodden said the concept of high performance figured prominently in a recently completed strategic plan.
"It is important that all facets of the business adopt a high performance outlook so that it becomes ingrained in our culture," he said.
"Laurie's understanding of best practice ... and desire to enhance our professionalism ... has already seen him commence a number of exciting initiatives."
Daley said he was incredibly honoured to be appointed NSW coach, but to have confirmation of a further two years in the role was very exciting.
"The support and assistance I am getting from the new executive team in regards to attempting to bring my plans to life is extremely motivating and I am confident that our program will evolve to another level over the next two years," said Daley.
The Blues have not taken out a State of Origin series since 2005 with Queensland on an unprecedented eight-year series-winning streak.