Kyle Whittingham will contribute to the University of Utah after coaching if, at the end of a long and successful career, he decides to retire at Utah.
Kyle Whittingham will contribute to the University of Utah long after coaching if, at the end of a long and successful career, he decides to retire at Utah.
Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune reported Whittingham would earn a 10-year position as a Special Assistant to the Athletics Director, earning a potential $3.4 million over the span. Utah AD Chris Hill clarified to the Tribune the clause was a “creative” way to reward Whittingham, but Hill doesn’t plan on Whittingham calling it a career any time soon. The position would include, according to Falk, consulting advice, speaking engagements, fundraising, and meetings with donors.
Kyle Whittingham's new contract sets him up for a consultant position worth at least $3M if he retires at Utah. https://t.co/WWSNz9xzad
— Aaron Falk (@aaronfalk) June 29, 2017
Whittingham’s contract was extended through the 2021 season on June 9th, continuing his time as the third longest-tenured coach in FBS football. He joined the Utes in 1994 when he was hired as the defensive line coach, receiving promotions until he was named the head coach at the conclusion of the 2004 season. He has a 104-50 record through twelve years at the helm. His current deal will make him $3.4 million this season.
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