Utah signs Kyle Whittingham to four-year contract extension

Kyle Whittingham
Posted at 2:49 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 16:49:18-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Just days before Utah kicks off its pandemic-delayed 2020 football season, the university announced Wednesday it has signed head coach Kyle Whittingham to a four-year contract extension.

The extension ties Whittingham to the Utes through December of 2027.

"Kyle Whittingham has established a culture in the Utah Football program that not only achieves success on the field, but also in the classroom, the community and in the development of student-athletes for their future beyond their time on campus," Utah Athletic Director Mark Harlan said. "This has been especially evident throughout the pandemic, as he has steadily demonstrated leadership, patience and flexibility, putting the priority of health and well-being for student-athletes above all else."

Whittingham has guided Utah to back-to-back Pac-12 South championships and was named the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year in 2019.

In his 16 seasons as head coach, Whittingham has led Utah to a 131-64 record and a 2-0 record in college football's New Year's Six bowl games.

Utah is scheduled to begin its season Saturday at home against Arizona.