June 22, 2017
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Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the school through the 2021 season. USA TODAY Sports/ Cole Elsasser-

Utah HC Kyle Whittingham Signs Contract Extension

Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the university through the 2021 season, the school announced Friday.

Whittingham, 57, is entering his 13th season as the Utes head coach and has led the program to a 104-50 record since taking over for Urban Meyer at the end of 2004 season. Utah’s head coach joined the program as a defensive line coach in 1994, and became the third longest tenured head coach in the FBS following Bob Stoops’ retirement.

Whittingham has led Utah to a 46-30 record since the university joined the Pac-12 in 2011, but he has yet to lead the Utes to a Pac-12 Championship Game. Utah finished the 2016 season with a 9-4 record, which included a bowl win over Indiana.

The Utes head coach has led the program to a 10-1 bowl record during his tenure, giving him the highest bowl winning percentage (.909) for a head coach in NCAA history.

Utah opens their 2017 season at home against North Dakota on Aug. 31.

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