the republic logo

Kentucky extends Mark Stoops' contract through 2019 season, gives football coach pay raise

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

LEXINGTON, Kentucky — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart has given coach Mark Stoops another contract extension through the 2019 season in an amended deal that will now pay him a total of $21.75 million.

The deal includes a prorated raise from $2.1 million to $3 million this season with annual increases of $250,000 over the next five years.

The Wildcats (5-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) enter Saturday's game at Missouri having won more games than the past two seasons combined and are a win from bowl eligibility.

Barnhart and said in a release that, "Mark is guiding our program in the direction we all want it to go and we are proud to reward that."

Stoops, in his second year at Kentucky, had received a one-year extension in May.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.