University of Utah

Kyle Whittingham Agrees to Contract Extension Through 2020

SALT LAKE CITY—The University of Utah announced head football coach Kyle Whittingham has agreed to a contract extension through the 2020 season. The contract will pay Whittingham $3.3 million per year.

The Utes are coming off a 10-3 season, the best for the program since entering the Pac-12 conference. Whittingham received a raise after the 2015 season, increasing his salary to approximately $2.6 million per year. Whittingham, who has been with the program since 1994, has a 95-46 record in 11 years as Utah’s head coach.

“I am grateful for the support and commitment shown by [athletics director] Chris Hill and President Pershing with this contract extension. It gives further stability to our football program and what we are trying to accomplish,” said Whittingham, per a press release. “We are excited about the future here at Utah and the recruiting class we will sign next Wednesday.”

“We are excited about the contract extension for Coach Whittingham and look forward to continued success in the Pac-12 Conference under his leadership,” said Hill.

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