Utah extends Whittingham’s contract

Utah’s Kyle Whittingham, the dean of Pac-12 football coaches, has signed a contract extension through December 2023, the school announced Monday.

The deal adds two years to his previous contract. Financial terms, were not disclosed, but according to USA Today, Whittingham made $3.78 million last season.

“Coach Whittingham is one of the top coaches in college football and extending his contract was a high priority in my first year here,” athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement. “Kyle’s teams compete for championships on the field and in the classroom, and his loyalty to the University of Utah has made this a great partnership.”

Whittingham led Utah to its first Pac-12 South Division title last season, losing in the conference title game to Washington. The Utes joined the league from the Mountain West in 2011.

Whittingham, 59, is 120-61 in parts of 15 seasons as Utah’s head coach. He is 11-2 in bowl games.

The announcement came as Utah opened spring camp on Monday.