Mark Stoops signs contract extension with UK

05/06/2014 09:11 AM

The University of Kentucky announced today that they’ve signed head football coach Mark Stoops to a contract extension. Stoops’ contract was set to expire on December 31, 2017 and will now run through the end of June 2019.

In a press release, UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart said, “We are excited about the enthusiasm and recruiting success that Mark and his staff have brought to our football program. We had the nation’s second-largest increase in attendance last season and we have had the two largest spring-game attendances in school history (in 2013 and 2014). In recruiting, Mark and his tireless assistant coaches have made an obvious impact with their first two classes and that momentum is carrying forward for 2015.”

Stoops was 2-10 in his first season as UK head coach, but has brought in two highly-regarded recruiting class. The 2014 class was rated 17th nationally by


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